BIODOCUMENTATION OF PLANKTONIC DIVERSITY FROM HIRANYAKESHI RIVER, GADHINGLAJ, MAHARASHTRA
Planktons forms a remarkable bioindicator for water pollution. Planktonic quantification from four sites of Hiranyakeshi river, Gadhinglaj tahsil, were assessed for seasonal variations. Phytoplankton as Cyanophyta, Chlorophyta, Bacillariophyta and Euglenophyta were found major groups. Comparative data related to abundance of species showed that, members of Bacillariophyta were dominated. While amoung zooplankton documentation Rotifers, Cladocera, Copepods and Ostracods were abundantly found in all aquatic bodies. Quantitetively Rotifers and Copepods were dominant with least population of Ostracods. Biodocumentation was made to correlate with water quality of aquatic habitats in relation to contamination study.
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