Zooplankton diversity indices and Seasonal variations in Meghadrigedda reservoir, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Sharmila Sree J, Shameem U
A study was carried out to examine the seasonal diversity and density of zooplankton in Meghadrigedda reservoir during the study period from September 2014 to August 2015. Various physico-chemical parameters supporting the diversity and production of zooplankton were studied at three stations of the reservoir. A total of 46 species of zooplankton belonging to 16 species of rotifer in 7 families, 8 species of cladocera in 3 families, 6 species of copepod in 2 families, 3 species of ostracoda in one family, 3 species of protozoa in 2 families, 7 species of crustacea in 2 families, one species of mollusca and 2 species of fish larvae were identified. Species diversity (H-), evenness (E), species richness (S), Margalef’s richness index (R1) and Menhinik diversity index(d1) were calculated in the three seasons.
Sharmila Sree J, Shameem U. Zooplankton diversity indices and Seasonal variations in Meghadrigedda reservoir, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 04-11