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Surveys were conducted under the project entitled “Resource exploration and Inventorisation of Deep Sea ecosystem & Marine ecosystem Dynamics: Sagar Sampada Cruise” by on-board FORV Sagar Sampada Cruise No. 374 from 2 April to 15 April 2018 from Okha to Cochin along the west coast of India. The species Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) grandis is recorded from a depth of 580m off Karwar, Karnataka and is reported herein as a new distribution record to the Karnataka coast, India.
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