Volume No. 13 Issue No.: 03 Page No.: 250-254 January-March 2019

 

STUDIES ON ZOOPLANKTON DIVERSITY IN GOHAD RESERVOIR OF MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA

 

Mishra S.* and Pandey A. C.

Department of Chemistry, Govt. Science College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior(INDIA)

 

Received on : August 14, 2018

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present work is focused on diversity of Zooplankton in Gohad reservoir of Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Water quality parameters viz. water temperatures, pH, DO influences the diversity and production of zooplankton. The study on physico-chemical parameters has shown a different seasonal variation in the reservoir. In all 43 species of zooplankton were identified from the reservoir during 2012-14. They are representing by 4 species of Protozoa with a population of 4255 org. L-100 , 23 species of Rotifera with a population of 13,064 org. L-100, 9 species of Cladocera with a population of 3083 org. L-100, 4 species of Copepod with a population of 2414 org. L-100 and 3 species of Ostracoda with a population of 810 org. L-100 . Eggs and Naupliuslarvae are also observed in abundance under zooplankton. They play an important role in food web by linking the primary producer consuming phytoplankton, mainly various bactrerioplankton and sometimes zooplankton at higher trophic levels .The Rotifers are the commonly observed and most dominant species in reservoir. The variation in biodiversity of water body can be related to variation in their limnological parameters. Zoolankton are also very useful as biological indicator of water quality.

 

Keywords : Zooplankton, Biodiversity, Gohad reservoir, DO, Protozoa

 

 

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