Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 48 issue 5 (october 2014) : 432-437


Vijay Kumar Balai, L.L. Sharma, N.C. Ujjania*
1Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology Udaipur, Indian
Cite article:- Balai Kumar Vijay, Sharma L.L., Ujjania* N.C. (2024). DIVERSITY AND SEASONAL VARIATIONS OF ZOOPLANKTON IN JAISAMAND LAKE, UDAIPUR, INDIA. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 48(5): 432-437. doi: 10.5958/0976-0555.2014.00006.5.
In the present work, seasonal variations of zooplankton and selected physico-chemical parameters were studied in Jiasamand Lake, a large man-made reservoir in Udaipur (Rajasthan). In the study period, 51 species of zooplankton - 17 species of Rotifera, 18 species of Cladocera, 5 species of Ostracoda and 4 species of Copepoda were observed. Among zooplankton, Rotifera was (727 No.l-1) observed as the dominant group throughout the study period and the highest count was recorded in the summer or pre-monsoon period while low incidence was observed in winter season. Zooplankton community is also correlated with certain physico-chemical parameters. The results of this study indicate that the distribution and density of zooplankton species were influenced by prevailing physical and chemical factors of the aquatic environment.
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