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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part F

Structure and diversity of cladoceran communities in two lakes with varying nutrient compositions in the Jhelum River Basin, Kashmir


Author(s): Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Muni Parveen, MH Balkhi, MI Khan

Abstract: Comparative studies on cladocera were carried in 2 lakes with varying nutrient compositions in the basins of the Jhelum River, Kashmir: Lake Manasbal and Lake Anchar. Samples were taken monthly at 5 stations in each lake from March 2012 to February 2014 and a total of 22 and 15 taxa of cladocera were recorded in Lake Manasbal and Lake Anchar, respectively. Shannon-Wiener, Margalef and evenness indices indicated that cladocera were more diverse in Lake Manasbal than in Lake Anchar. Overall average density of cladocera was higher in Lake Anchar as compared to Lake Manasbal: 267 vs 134 individuals/litre respectively. The present investigation revealed that the distribution and abundance of plankton species depend upon the physico-chemical parameter of the environment.

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How to cite this article:
Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Muni Parveen, MH Balkhi, MI Khan. Structure and diversity of cladoceran communities in two lakes with varying nutrient compositions in the Jhelum River Basin, Kashmir. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(2): 456-462.
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