A Report On The Structure And Abundance Of Zooplankton In Muthanathi Pond Virudhunagar District

IJEP 41(2): 236-240 : Vol. 41 Issue. 2 (February 2021)

D.N.P. Sudarmani, S. Jaya Durkga* and V. Pushparathinam

Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College (Autonomous), Post Graduate and Research Department of Zoology, Sivakasi – 626 124, Tamil Nadu, India


Physico-chemical parameters and plankton diversity have been carried out in Muthanathi pond for a period of 6 months from October 2016 to March 2017. The water temperature of the pond during study period ranged from 22 – 25°C. The pH of the pond ranged from 6.7-10.8 and showed alkaline condition throughout study period. The alkalinity of the pond ranged from 36-87 mg/L. The hardness was ranged from 35-46 mg/L. Dissolved oxygen of the pond was ranged from 3.8-5.8 mg/L. A total of 18 species of zooplanktons, 9 species of Rotifers, 2 species of Cladocerans, 2 species of Copepods and 5 species of Ostrocods were recorded.


Plankton diversity, Physico-chemical parameters, Temperature, Alkalinity, Rotifers, Cladocerans


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