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Studies on the zooplankton diversity in Kanke dam, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Kumari Pragati Nandaa, Md. Naushad Akhtara, Anil Kr. Dasa, Anand Kumar Thakura
a*Dept. of Zoology, S. S. Memorial College, Kanke Road, Ranchi.
Received , 15th January, 2013 ;Revised: 15th February, 2013

Abstract :Kanke dam is one of the large water reservoirs in Ranchi. It is an example of well established pond ecosystem. The collection of zooplanktons in the dam was done during the period of six months (June 2012-November 2012). Total 1239 individuals belonging to 12 species of zooplanktons belonging to five phyla were collected. The collection was made by the help of zooplankton collecting net. The aims and objective of this work was to calculate the diversity of micro zooplanktons and correlate them with the effect of some ecological factors like ambient temperature, water temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen of water and pollution. The results indicated that the growth of larvae of Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes were very high due to the pollution and optimum ecological conditions.

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