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Biodiversity of Bhambarde Reservoir of Sangli, Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Padmabhushan Dr. Vasantraodada Patil Mahavidyalaya, Tasgaon Dist. Sangli, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (ISC-2014), Pages 209-215, (2015)


Reservoirs play an important role in providing food to fish and other aquatic animals; provide support to algae; shelter and habitat to some animals, also in cycling of nutrients in the water body. A total number of seven macrophytes were reported from Bhambarde reservoir. In aquatic ecosystem, the phytoplankton play an important role of primary producers. They have a unique ability to fix inorganic carbon to build up organic substances through primary production. The Chlorophyceae represented by 14 genera and 19 species. The Cyanophyceae members were represented by 05 species of 04 genera. The Bacillariophyceae observed 03 genera and 04 species. Dinophyceae represented by Ceratium and Peridinium with 1 species each. The reservoir is secondarily being used for reservoir capture fishery. Important major carps, common carp, Chinese carp and 10 local fish species along with a crab variety occurred in this reservoir. There were 13 species of aquatic birds were observed in the vicinity of Bhambarde reservoir. Attempts have been made to observe the diversity of macrophytes, phytoplankton, fish and bird diversity to obtain the baseline data from Bhambarde reservoir of Sangli district in the duration August 2011 to July 2013.


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