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Diversity and abundance of rotifers in Phubala irrigation canal, Bishnupur district Manipur, north east India

Bimola Maibam1, O. Shashikumar Singh2 & Devashish Kar3 1Department of Zoology, C. I. College, Bishnupur, Manipur, India
2Department of Zoology, D. M. College of Science, Imphal, Manipur, India
3Division of Wetland, Fishery Science and Aquaculture, Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar
Received , 28th December, 2014; Revised: 5th February, 2015.

Abstract : The individual of phylum Rotifera are aquatic, microscopic invertebrates inhabiting the freshwater of the world. A survey of rotifer in Phubala Irrigation canal, Bishnupur District Manipur has been undertaken during the period of 2012 and 2013. A total of 18 rotifers have been recorded. The family Brachionidae is recorded as the most dominant group represent by 11 species followed by three species Lecanidae and one species each of Euchlanidae, Mytilinidae, Asplanchnidae and Filinidae.

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