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A New Record of Rotifer (family Dicranophoridae) from Survey of some PIR Panjal Waters, J&K, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Baba Sahib Ambedkar Road, Jammu, J&K-180006, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 50-52, April,22 (2013)


Present investigation of 13 water bodies situated in pir panjal range of inner Himalayas is an attempt to record the rotifer diversity from these waters. Rotifers are the fascinating creatures in all types of fresh waters. They form an important interlace in the food web. Presently 7 lotic and 6 lentic waters were investigated from which 11 rotifer species were enlisted. Philodina showed the presence in all water bodies and presence of Dicranophorus hauerianus was on record for the first time from this area. Maximum diversity of rotifers was found in the lentic waters.


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