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Studies on Zooplankton Diversity with special reference to Similarity and Dissimilarity Index in glacial fed mountainous Goriganga River of Kumaun Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Soban Singh Jeena Campus Almora-263601, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 22-29, March,24 (2014)

Abstract

Zooplankton forms a very important link in aquatic ecosystem. They are at the second trophic level and constitute food for other invertebrates and fish. They are also used as indicator of trophic status as well as the quality of water of water bodies. The paper deals with diversity of zooplankton in glacial fed mountainous Goriganga River of Kumaun Himalaya (Uttarakhand) India. Zooplankton sampling on monthly basis were carried out for a period of two years (from July-2006 to June-2008) from three sampling stations (Station-1- Jauljibi 600 MSL; station-2- Baram 900 SML and station-3-Madhkot 1300 SML). Analysis of zooplankton samples, collected from selected stations revealed the occurance of 15 genera belonged to three groups viz. Rotifers-07 (46.66%), Protozoa-04 (26.66%) and Arthropoda-04(26.66%). The study revealed that rotifers dominated all the other two groups and it was also noticed that 04 genera of rotifers (Philodina, Branchionus, Polyarthra and Asplanchna); 02 genera of protozoa (Diffugia and Arcella) and 02 genera of arthropoda (Daphnia and Bosmina) were commonly encountered at all the sampling stations. Similarity and dissimilarity index among the recorded texa of zooplankton is also discussed in the study.

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