DIVERSITY AND SEASONAL VARIATIONS OF ZOOPLANKTON IN JAISAMAND LAKE, UDAIPUR, INDIA

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2014.00006.5    | Article Id: B-2548 | Page : 432-437
Citation :- DIVERSITY AND SEASONAL VARIATIONS OF ZOOPLANKTON IN JAISAMAND LAKE, UDAIPUR, INDIA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):432-437
Vijay Kumar Balai, L.L. Sharma and N.C. Ujjania*
Address : Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology Udaipur, Indian

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cladocera Copepoda Jaisamand Lake Ostracoda Rotifera Zooplankton.

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