BENTHIC MACRO INVERTEBRATE DIVERSITY OF TROPICAL RIVER KOLAR, FROM NAGPUR, (M.S.), INDIARawlekar K.N. and Sawane A.P.
In the present investigation river Kolar, District Nagpur, Maharashtra state was studied with reference to benthic macroinvertebrates diversity, as these are the ecological indicators of aquatic habitats. The study was conducted on monthly basis for a period of two years from February 2010 to January 2012 on four sampling sites of river Kolar and statistical analysis of the analytical data was computed in this paper. The most abundant benthic macroinvertebrates in the present investigation were Molluscs belongs to order Gastropoda and Pelecypoda, while Arthopods and Annelids were moderate and Nematodes were few in number. In the present investigation low species richness and low abundance of macrozoobenthic observed where water body shows moderate human intervention.