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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2962-2970
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.355


Seasonal Variations of Zooplankton Community in Selected Ponds at Lake Kolleru Region of Andhra Pradesh, India
P.V. Krishna* and Hemanth Kumar
Department of Zoology and Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar- 522 510, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Zooplankton holds a key position in the food web as it was directly related to the consumption of organic energy produced by phytoplanktonic photosynthesis and then by transforming it to the higher tropical levels of hetirotropes such as fish. Some zooplankton population disappeared at a specified period and reappeared during other period. This disappearance may be due to the fact that some species occur in spores, under favorable conditions spore germinate and appear as zooplankton. Plankton diversity and physicochemical parameters of water are important criteria for evaluating the suitability of water for culture practices. Therefore, structure of different fish food organisms assumes greater significance to fisheries management. Indiscriminate exploitation of Lake Kolleru has been evidently resulted in the depletion of fish fauna and it leading to folding and other negative consequences at surrounding area. In this study, we tried to assess zooplankton richness, evenness and diversity to observe the state of pond water in the study area. A total number 16 species recorded with 9 Rotifera, 3 Cladocera and 4 Copepods. In the rotifers the genus Brachionus is the dominant group.


Keywords: Biodiversity, Zooplankton, Perennial ponds, Physicochemical parameters.
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Krishna, P.V. and Hemanth Kumar. 2017. Seasonal Variations of Zooplankton Community in Selected Ponds at Lake Kolleru Region of Andhra Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2962-2970. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.355