Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.13, Issue 2, 2007; Page No.(367-370)

A STUDY ON PHYTOPLANKTON COMMUNITY OF PAPNASH POND, BIDAR, KARNATAKA, INDIA

N. Shiddamallayya and M. Pratima

Abstract

The qualitative and quantitative analysis has been carried out to note the periodical and seasonal variation of phytoplankton community of Papnash pond during February-2002 to January-2004.A total of 88 species of 4 different classes were recorded. Of which Chlorophyceae appeared as dominant group followed by Cyanophyceae, Euglenophyceae and Bacillariophyceae.The abundance of Cyanophyceae ranged up to 3500 0/1,Chlorophyceae from 20 to 1780 0/1, Euglenophyceae up to 5160 0/l and Bacillariophyceae up to 9600 0/1 were recorded. Bacillariophyceae has appeared as dominant in most of the season and Cyanophyceae remained least in the water body.

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