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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : (193) Last page : (197)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2355

Seasonal abundance of Zooplanktons in Pakhal Lake, Khanapur Mandal, Warangal Dist (T.S) India

E. Narayana* and E. Raju
Environmental Biology Research Lab, Department of Zoology, Kakatiya University, Warangal-506009, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: drnarayanadora@gmail.com
Received: 14.08.2016  |  Revised: 25.08.2016   |  Accepted: 26.08.2016  

Zooplanktons are the smallest, acelluar or metazoans in water bodies, ranging in size from about 0.05 to 10 mm. Rotifers, Cladocera, Copepodes and Ostrocoda and small insects constitutes most Zooplankton communities. They provide food for many species of fish and are therefore, vital in the food web of ponds. They are also used as an index of productivity, eutrophication and pollution of the water bodies. Seasonal variation in the number of Zooplankton with the communities occupying higher tropic levels were recorded in Pakhal Lake, Khanapur Mandal, Dist. Warangal. The Zooplankton population of Pakhal Lake was studied for a period of 24 months from October 2011 to September 2013. A total of 25 Zooplankton taxa were observed and found dissimilar in the three seasons. In summer Rotifers, Cladocera during monsoon, and Copepoda in winter are dominant taxa.  

Key words : Zooplanktons, Abundance, seasonal, Pakhal lake, water quality.

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Cite this article: Narayana, E. and Raju, E., Seasonal abundance of Zooplanktons in Pakhal Lake,  Khanapur  Mandal, Warangal Dist (T.S) India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.4(4): 193-197 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2355