EFFECT OF INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS ON CYPRIDOPSIS SPECIES (OSTRACODA: CYPRIDIDAE) DIVERSITY IN RIVER CAUVERY, TAMILNADU, INDIAN. Anandakumar and N. Thajuddin
A detailed experimental study was carried out on Cypridopsis species diversity in the River Cauvery, Tamilnadu, India. There are six species identified with the help of standardized literatures and manual techniques. Samples were collected in three stations of Vangal zone of Karur-District, Tamilnadu from January, 2019 to March, 2019. Species richness and species evenness were measured under the Shannon- Wiener diversity index. Highly changed industrial effluent samples of Ostracods were analyzed by every month with proper cultural techniques. From this research study, February, 2019 sampleâs data, Cypridopsis species diversity are highly affected by the effluents of Vangal zone of River Cauvery rather than other seasonal changes and cyclomorphosis. From this data, species richness and species evenness are highly correlated in the month of February, 2019. Hence, researchers have strongly suggested that, it is an urgent need to release the proper treatment of effluents from the industries and recommended to utilize common effluent treatment plant protocol of Government.