Study on the Diversity and seasonal variation of zooplankton in Bhusara maun under Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Diversity of zooplankton in the Bhusara maun was studied during March 2010- Feb 2011. The population of zooplankton consisted of rotifers copepods and cladocerans. Total number of zooplankton recorded were 2335 per litre of which rotifers were 1461 (62.56%), cladocerans 226 (9.67%) and copepods 608 (27.75%). All the dominant groups of zooplankton present throughout the year. Diversity analysis showed that rotifers had 11 species cladoccrans four and copepode four species. High number of zooplankton were recorded in winter season. While low number was recorded in monsoon season.
Keyword: Zooplankton, Bimodal distribution, Diversity richness
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