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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : (634) Last page : (637)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2715

Seasonal Protozoan Diversity in Agniar Estuary, Tamil Nadu, India

K. Bharath Kumari, R. Anbalagan and R. Sivakami*
P.G & Research Department of Zoology, Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College,
Musiri - 621 211, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: drsiva17@gmail.com
Received: 18.03.2017  |  Revised: 29.03.2017   |  Accepted: 30.03.2017  


The present study was aimed at identifying the free living protozoans during the four seasons  of the year in Agniar estuary  (Lat.10° 20  N Long.79° 23’E), Adirampattinam,  Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. A total of 18 species were recorded during the four seasons. Among the four seasons, the pre-summer and post-summer seasons recorded 16 species each while the rainy season, 15 species and summer season, only 14 species. Of the 18 species that were recorded, only 8 species were perennial. Among the various species, Difflugia corona dominated in all the seasons.

Key words: Free living protozoans, Estuary, Seasons, India

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Cite this article: Kumari, K.B., Anbalagan, R. and Sivakami, R., Seasonal Protozoan Diversity in Agniar Estuary, Tamil Nadu, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 5(2): 634-637 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2715