Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 352
59 pages, 12 plates with 10 colour photos and 7 colour illustrations; 2 tables
A total of 66 species of zooplankton belonging to 21 families recorded in the present investigation explore the species richness of a few wetlands in and around Kolkata, India. ln the present study, among zooplankton, the focus was mainly on Rotifera, Copepoda, Cladocera, and Ostracoda. A maximum of 33 species of rotifers belonging to 9 families were encountered from the family Brachionidae (18 sp.). 20 species belonging to 16 genera and 7 families of Cladocera, 10 species belonging to 6 genera and 3 families of copepods, 3 species, 3 genera and 2 families belonging to the ostracods. The detailed community structure of zooplankton abundance and a percentage-wise composition from the selected wetlands Rabindra Sarovar, Nature Park, Nalban Lake, Indian Museum Tank, Maidan, Hooghly (RGBG), Patuli Jheel, Captain Bherry, Bhagajatin Lake, Santoshpur Lake, and Santragachi Lake were interpreted seasonally (during the premonsoon, summer and monsoon season). Zooplankton diversity was higher in Rabindra Sarovar and Nature Park. There was not much significant influence of abiotic parameters related to zooplankton populations in the study. The pollution threats to the wetlands were mainly the domestic wastes and idol immersion during Durga Pooja celebrations, with fish kills being witnessed.
2. Material and methods
5. Study area
8. Systematic account of zooplankton
9. Zooplankton diversity
10. Zooplankton abundance and seasonal fluctuation
11. Zooplankton percentage composition
16. Figures and charts
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