Diversity of zooplankton of gangulpara dam district balaghat (M.P.)
Poornima Khandayat, Bharat Sharan Singh
Zooplankton diversity reflects the quality of water hence constitutes the important ecological parameter to assess it. These are not only useful as bioindicators, but are also helpful for ameliorating polluted waters. Zooplankton community is cosmopolitan in nature and they live in all freshwater habitats of the world. Zooplankton is the transitional link between phytoplankton and fish. They are good indicators of the changes in water quality because they are strongly affected by environmental conditions & respond quickly to changes in water quality. Hence qualitative and quantitative studies of zooplankton are of great importance. In the present paper qualitative and quantitative studies of zooplanktons in were carried out during June 2017 to May 2018. Using microscopic studies of zooplankton, this investigation revealed that 11 genera belonging to five major groups i.e. Cladocera (two genera), Copepoda (three genera), Ostracoda (one genus), Protozoa (two genera) and Rotifera (three genera) were present.