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Concomitant study of seasonal variation of rotifers population in river Sikrahana (West Champaran, Bihar)

Faiyaz Ahmad*a & Mukesh Kumarb
a*Deptt. of Zoology, M.J.K College Bettiah.
bDeptt. of Zoology, B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur(Bihar)
Received 30th October, 2013; Revised 30th November, 2013

Abstract : Rotifers were the most diversified group of zooplanktons and play important role between the autotrophs and other heterotophs and from important links in food chain. Rotifers are commonly found in both the stations i.e Chautarwa (Bagha) and Hari Nagar. A total of 14 and 12 species of rotifers were recorded in station I and II respectively. The first (124 U/L) and second (110 U/L) peak was recorded in December 2010 and May 2011 respectively. The dominant rotifer sps was B. caudatus (24 U/L) and (26 U/L) was recorded in June 2011 and 2012. Keratella tropica was the second dominant species. A total No. of 17 and 21 sps was collected in first and second stations during the study of diel
variations. The data collected co-related to study the condition of river Sikarahana in the light of available literature.

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