International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part C
Seasonal variation in zooplankton community and environmental variables of sacred Lake Prashar Himachal Pradesh, IndiaAuthor(s):
Ramesh C Sharma and Rama KumariAbstract:
In order to study the seasonal trends of zooplankton structure and community of the Prashar Lake, samples were collected in each month during one annual cycle (November 2014 to October 2015). A total of 27 genera of five zooplankton groups were identified during the study period. The zooplankton diversity belonging to five groups revealed 38% contribution of Rotifera followed by Cladocera (26%), Protozoa (25%), Copepoda (6%), and Ostrocoda (5%). The highest zooplankton abundance was observed in winter and the lowest in monsoon season. Among zooplankton, particularly Rotifera and Cladocera were the dominant groups throughout the study period. Maximum Shannon-Wiener diversity index was recorded at S2 compared to both S1 and S3. Correlation coefficients between physicochemical variables and zooplankton groups were calculated for assessing interrelationships using SPSS software.Pages: 207-213 | 431 Views 26 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Ramesh C Sharma, Rama Kumari. Seasonal variation in zooplankton community and environmental variables of sacred Lake Prashar Himachal Pradesh, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(2):207-213.