Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.15, Issue 04, 2009; Page No.(751-755)

ZOOPLANKTONIC ASSEMBLAGES IN TWO SEASONAL WETLANDS OF UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

Vijay Laxmi Parihar, L.L. Sharma, M.S. Sharma and Ashwani Kumar

Abstract

Zooplanktonic communities of the two seasonal wetlands of Udaipur are represented by protozoans, rotifers, cladocerans, copepods and ostracods. In all 42 zooplanktonic forms were recorded from Gudli wetland, whereas, 41 forms were recorded from Bhensra wetland. In general, groupwise composition of zooplankton communities indicated following ranking : Rotifers > Copepods > Cladocerans > Protozoans > Ostracods. Besides this, nauplii larvae numerically dominated among other groups of Zooplankton. Menhinick's index was applied for zooplankton indicated that Gudli wetland harboured relatively rich diversity as compared to Bhensra wetland.

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