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Life Sciences

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ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN: 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 

 

 

Original Article

 Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 1 | Page Nos. 63-66

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Seasonal rhythms in the physico-chemical characteristics of the Swamps of Purnia, (Bihar)


Siddhartha R.1, Tanti K.D. 2, Mishra Anita1 and B.N. Pandey1*

 

1Eco-Genetical Research Laboratory, P. G. Deptt. Of Zoology, Purnia College, Purnia (854301), Bihar.

2Department of Zoology, M. L. Arya College, Kasba, Purnia (854301), Bihar

*Corresponding author :Dr. B.N. Pandey, Eco-Genetical Research Laboratory, P. G. Deptt. Of Zoology, Purnia College, Purnia (854301), Bihar

Email- b.n.pandey@hotmail.com

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Physico-chemical parameters of the swamps of Harda, Purnia were studied to know their roles in production and distribution of biota, especially air-breathing fishes in this freshwater ecosystem. It was observed that the physico-chemical environment of this water body was quite suitable for the growth of air-breathing fishes as relative temperature, high value of dissolved oxygen and the highest production range of alkalinity favour the production of these aquatic fauna. Ten species of air breathing fishes were found in the swamps. The interaction of various physico-chemical factors was also found to decide the fate of the biological conditions of this freshwater body.

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