International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part E
Benthic invertebrates of natural ponds of Ruzizi plain, Democratic republic of the congoAuthor(s):
Safari Rukahusa Ruffin, Amundala Shekani Constantin, Nabintu Bugabanda Noella and Shabani Ekyamba IsaacAbstract:
This study provides information about benthic invertebrates collected in natural ponds of Ruzizi Congolese plain. Benthic invertebrates were collected using a hand scoop net of 1 mm of mesh, sieve or plastic container. 6360 invertebrates were captured in the four ponds belonging to 38 genera, 36 families and 15 orders. Insecta dominated in the collection of invertebrates with 7 orders. Genera of Gyrinus was abundantly caught (18.75%) followed by Canthydrus (16.51%) and Melanoides (11.98%). Benthic invertebrates were most found at a depth varying between 0.50 and 0.75 m and in the sites dominated by aquatic vegetation, detritus and mud.Pages: 381-386 | 550 Views 24 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Safari Rukahusa Ruffin, Amundala Shekani Constantin, Nabintu Bugabanda Noella, Shabani Ekyamba Isaac. Benthic invertebrates of natural ponds of Ruzizi plain, Democratic republic of the congo. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(2):381-386.