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December-2018
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ANALYSIS OF ZOOPLANKTON AND THEIR MONTHLY VARIATION OF KADALUNDI RIVER ESTUARY, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA

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2349-5162

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"ANALYSIS OF ZOOPLANKTON AND THEIR MONTHLY VARIATION OF KADALUNDI RIVER ESTUARY, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.583-591, December-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A82.pdf

Abstract

The analysis of Zooplanktons and their monthly variations were carried out during July 2016 to June 2017 from Kadalundi River, Kerala, India. Among zooplankton 17 species were reported from the 3 selected stations and these species belonging to Crustaceae, Maxillopoda, Nematoda, Protozoa, Rhizopoda and Rotifera (Table, 1, 2 and 3). Out of these 17 species 6 are Rotifera, 5 are Protozoa and 3 are Maxillopoda. Crustaceae, Rhizopoda and Nematoda contributed 1 species. The rotifers are mainly Asplanchna sp., Branchionus sp., Colurella sp., Lecane sp., Monostyla sp. and Notholca sp. The Protozoans are mainly Difflugia sp., Loxophyllum sp., Paramoecium sp., Pelomixa sp. and Vortecella sp. The Maxillopods are mainly Diaptomus sp., Harpacticoid sp. and Nauplius sp. The Crustaceans are mainly Ostracoda sp., Rhizopods are mainly Foraminifera sp. and from Nematoda, Nematode sp. was reported from three stations. maximum number of species was reported in three stations in the month of April and minimum species was reported in the month of July. The maximum number of species was reported in station-A (147) and minimum number of species was reported in station-A (27). The maximum number of species was reported in station-B (147) and minimum number of species was reported in station-B (28). The maximum number of species was reported in station-C (188) and minimum number of species was reported in station-C (42).

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Zooplankton, Shannon-Weiner index, species richness, species eveness, Kadalundi river, Kerala.

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"ANALYSIS OF ZOOPLANKTON AND THEIR MONTHLY VARIATION OF KADALUNDI RIVER ESTUARY, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp583-591, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A82.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1812A82
Registration ID: 193441
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 583-591
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"ANALYSIS OF ZOOPLANKTON AND THEIR MONTHLY VARIATION OF KADALUNDI RIVER ESTUARY, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp583-591, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A82.pdf




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