International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2014, Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part B
Distributional Pattern of Macro Invertebrates across River Jhelum in Kashmir ValleyAuthor(s):
Khalida Hassan, A.R. Yousuf, Ummer Zargar, Irfan Jamila and Musharaf RehmanAbstract:
In order to unravel the pattern in abundance and diversity of macro invertebrates across different segments of river Jhelum, a study was carried out during October, 2011 – September, 2012. Thirty one taxa were enumerated along the river. The highest density was recorded in the middle stretch, whereas the lowest was recorded in the upper reaches. Shannon-Wiener diversity showed a decreasing trend while moving downwards (Upper course 1.8≥ middle course1.0≥ lower course 0.9). The study revealed that the diversity and density of benthos were not only influenced by environmental factors, but also by altitudinal variation and the nature of substratum.Pages: 113-120 | 807 Views 4 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Khalida Hassan, A.R. Yousuf, Ummer Zargar, Irfan Jamila and Musharaf Rehman. Distributional Pattern of Macro Invertebrates across River Jhelum in Kashmir Valley. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2014; 1(6): 113-120.