Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 2A Page No.: 905-916 Oct. - Dec. 2012

 

PLANKTON BIODIVERSITY OF SIDDHESHWAR DAM IN HINGOLI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

 

Shaikh Parveen R.* and Bhosle Arjun B

School of Earth Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Vishnupuri, Nanded Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 10, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present study deals with the survey of phytoplanktonic and zooplanktonic communities from Siddheshwar reservoir of Maharashtra state, India during July 2009 to June 2011. Presently, 24 phytoplankton genera representing various classes viz: Chlorophyceae (7), Bacillariophyceae (6), Zygnematophyceae (4), Cyanophyceae (2), Flagillariophyceae (2), Ulvophyceae (1), Trebouxiphyceae (1) and Euglenoidea (1) were recorded and the Chlorophyceae formed the dominant class. A total ten Zooplankton genera, three belonging to Monogononta, three to Branchiopoda, two to Maxillopoda, two to Ostracoda and one to Ciliatea were recorded.

 

Keywords : Drinking water, Zooplankton, Siddheshwar dam, Phytoplankton, Biodiversity

 

 

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