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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(3): 814-820      |                 Available online, September 30, 2018

Zooplankton community  structure  at Kurnur Dam in Maharashtra ( India) A Subtropical Freshwater Reservoir


Patil Sahebagouda S1  and  More Vitthal  R2


1Department of Zoology,  Sangameshwar College, Solapur. Maharashtra (India) Pin code; 413 003

2Department of Zoology, Government college of Arts and Science, Aurangabad

     Pin code; 431 005. 

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Received :10.04.2018         |           Accepted : 28.09.2018           |             Published : 30.09.2018

Environmental factors influence the distribution, density and diversity of zooplanktons. A case study was made at Kurnur dam in Solapur district Maharashtra (India) to find out influence of various factors affecting community structure of zooplanktons.  The influence of qualitative  parameters of water like temperature, dissolved solids, pH, hardness, dissolved oxygen etc were studied over abundance of  Rotifera, Copepoda, Cladocera and Ostracoda members of zooplanktons community structure. The study was made through monthly observation for one year in 2014. Through out the study it was found that Rotifera dominated the Zooplankton community followed by Copepod, Cladocera and Ostracoda. The population of zooplankton was abundant during May low in August, March and December. August and March low are because of dilution effect of habitat which is due to addition of runoff water from monsoonal rainfall and pre-monsoon (Awakali)  rainfall respectively, while December low is associated with temperature. The influx quality of influx of water depends on the economic activites of the catchment area. The influx of water induce the qualitative changes in the reservoir of water  which affect community structure of zooplanktons. Thus rainfall and influx of water are important factors that influence the community structure of zooplanktons.  


Key words: Zooplanktons, Freshwater, Maharashtra, India.    



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Patil Sahebagouda S  and  More Vitthal  R (2018) Zooplankton community  structure  at Kurnur Dam in Maharashtra ( India) A Subtropical Freshwater Reservoir , Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(3): 814-820.




Peoples have  keen interest in studies  related to nature, I found one of the interesting team which helped me to collect sample and analyse it. Prof. Patil Subhasachendra helped to collect sample from the site therefore I must say special thanks to him. I grateful to Dr. Sawant, Prof. Rokade A.U, Prof. Dr. Bharate.S.R. and Prof.Dr. Bagale M.B. who guided me and assisted me to complete this project.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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