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ISSN  2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 

 

Original Research

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 4 | Page Nos. 297-302

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A study on Zooplankton diversity and abundance in mangroves of Kali Estuary, Karwar, West coast of India.

 

 Vasanth Kumar B1*,  Roopa SV2  and Gangadhar BK1

 

1 Department of studies in Zoology, Government Arts &Science College, Karwar- 581303, India

2 Department of Studies and Research in Marine Biology, Karnataka University P.G Centre, Kodibag, Karwar-581303, India

*Corresponding author e-mail: bagalwad@rediffmail.com

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The present study conducted at the mangrove ecosystem of Kali estuary. Samples were collected from the three fixed stations for the period of thirteen months from January 2008 to January 2009 at regular monthly interval to identify and quantify the abundance and relative ratio of zooplankton. In the present study of species diversity of zooplankton groups in the mangrove area, composed of twelve groups comprising fifty two species major share comes from the copepods which comprises about seventeen species. Protozoa taxa comprised by five species, coelenterata and cladocera by two species each, ctenophore comprised by single species whereas the larval forms comprised by fourteen species

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Received : October 08, 2013 

Revised Received: November 25, 2013

Final Accepted: December 15, 2013

Date of Online Before Print: December 30, 2013

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Editor : Dr. Arvind Chavhan

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