STUDY OF ZOOPLANKTON POPULATION IN A FRESHWATER, RANGAVALI DAM, NAVAPUR, DIST - NANDURBAR (MS) INDIA
JAISWAL D. P.,K. D. AHIRRAO and K. B. SHEJULE
Journal Title:SCHOLARLY RECSEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
The present study was conducted at two different stations in the Rangavali Dam,
tribal area. Samples were collected from each station between June 2007 and May
2009 on a monthly basis. The samples were evaluated quantitatively and the species
identified for collected samples. Total of 20 species of zooplankton were noticed during the
study period. They were grouped in Rotifera, Copepoda, Cladocera and Ostracoda. Eight
species were reported in Rotifera group. They belong to four families namely Brachionidae,
Lacanidae, Euchanidae and Notomatidae. Four species were Copepods all species
belonged to Cyclopidae family. Six species were Cladocera. They belonged to three families.
Daphnidae, Monidae and Chydoridae. Two specis of Ostracoda were reported distributed in
Cyprididae and Ilyocyprida families.