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International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

2015, Vol. 2 Issue 6, Part A

Meiofauna diversity of freshwater reservoir, Kalaburagi district, Karnataka

Author(s):

Rehsma P, M Rajashekhar, K Vijakumar

Abstract:
A study on Meiofauna species abundance and diversity of Khaji Kotnoor reservoir, Kalaburagi district, Karnataka, India was conducted to know the diversity status of freshwater ecology. Samples were collected during October 2013 to September 2014. A total of 31 species were recorded in this reservoir. Among these, Lecanidae family comprises of 13 species Brachionidae represented by 7 species, Lepadellidae family composed of 6, and 5 species contributed by Trichocercidae family respectively. Some of the dominant meiofauna species were present throughout the year. The season wise meiofauna analysis showed an average abundance of species in winter, lower in winter and maximum occurrence in summer due to the different environmental and inflow characteristics of the water body

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How to cite this article:
Rehsma P, M Rajashekhar, K Vijakumar. Meiofauna diversity of freshwater reservoir, Kalaburagi district, Karnataka. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2015;2(6):17-19.
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies