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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part E

Prey composition of Utricularia striatula Sm. (Lentibulariaceae): Lithophytic carnivore Southern Western Ghats, India


Author(s): Chinnaiyan Rajasekar and Arumugam Rajendran

Abstract: The present study analysed physicochemical parameters of water samples, zooplanktons and phytoplanktons correlation coefficient in Utricularia striatula L. habitats with number of traps, size and feeding mechanisms of the study species. Physicochemical parameters studies showed positive relationships of micro flora and fauna distribution. The bladder content zooplankton groups of Rotifera, Cladocera, Copepoda, Annelida, Rhizopoda, and Insecta as well as phytoplankton members of Bacillariophyta, Chlorophyta, Cyanophyta, and Euglenophyta. Utricularia striatula having large and higher number of bladders, rich in animal and algal morphospecies compared to other Utricularia species. The present study concludes feeding ecology studies should be an integral feature of all bladderworts in conservation aspects.

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How to cite this article:
Chinnaiyan Rajasekar, Arumugam Rajendran. Prey composition of Utricularia striatula Sm. (Lentibulariaceae): Lithophytic carnivore Southern Western Ghats, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(3):382-388.
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