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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2020 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 163-169

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3902169

Comparative account of planktonic diversity of Gauripada Lake, Kalyan, Maharashtra, India

Amte G.K. and Tejali S. Ayare

Received on: 05/02/2020

Revised on: 06/01/2020

Accepted on: 06/03/2020

Published on: 06/17/2020

  • Amte G.K. and Tejali S. Ayare( 2020).

    Comparative account of planktonic diversity of Gauripada Lake, Kalyan, Maharashtra, India

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 5( 3), 163-169.

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Abstract

In freshwater system, zooplanktonic organisms form an important group as most of them feed upon and incorporate the primary producers into their bodies and make them available to higher organisms in food chain. Thus the zooplankton occupies a central position between the autotrophs and heterotrophs and forms an important link in food-webs. In the present study the qualitative analysis of zooplankton community was carried out for the period of two years. About 13 genera were recorded which includes rotifers, cladocerans and copepods. The qualitative study of zooplankton showed seasonal trend of occurrence in the lake, where rotifers were observed during all the seasons, cladocerans were is maximum during monsoon season and copepods were pre-dominantly observed during monsoon season.

Keywords

Zooplankton, Qualitative analysis, Seasonal variation, Gauripada Lake.