International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)

Abundance of zooplankton species in West Nimar (Madhya Pradesh) Belt of river Narmada

Ravindra Rawal, GR Masar, Bala Saheb Tapale

Zooplanktons are microscopic free swimming heterogeneous animal forms found in aquatic systems, are represented by wide range of taxonomic groups (Protozoa, Rotifera, Cladocera, Crustacea and Copepoda). These are most common and often dominate the entire consumer communities. Study on Zooplankton species were conducted monthly using standard methods in Narmada river between Mar.2016 to Feb.2017.The Zooplankton fauna of the state of Madhya Pardesh, central India, especially in the Nimar basin, is still poorly known. Thus, this paper presents data from samples taken recently from different four sites of Narmada river. A total of 40 species were found in sampling stations. Among these, Copepods comprise of 14 species (37%), Rotifera of 11 species (24%), Cladocera of 8 species (21%) and 7 Protozoan species (18%).
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