Andaman group of islands being a part of India (megadiverse country) shows a great deal of ecological diversity both in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Coral Reefs are the building blocks of marine ecological niche for the sustainable existence of marine biodiversity and advocates the other associated faunal communities for their betterment, as well as their way of life towards the future generation. Three scleractinian corals Montipora gaimardi Bernard, 1897,Podabcia lankaensis Veron, 2000, Podabacia sinai Veron, 2000, are identified as the new record to Indian water from this group of islands of Andaman Archipelago. These three corals belong to Acroporidae and Fungiidae families. The present study describes the taxonomical features of the identified scleractinians based on their morphology and corallites structures.
Key words: Scleractinia, Andaman Islands, Montipora, Podabacia.
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