OJMS  Vol.4 No.2 , April 2014
Diversity in Macrobenthic & Algal Fauna of Limha Pond, Ghutku Bilaspur India
ABSTRACT

The present study reported on phytoplankton in comparison to the zooplankton in Limha Pond, Ghutku, Bilaspur. The phytoplankton represented in larger number of Cyanophyceae with least density of Dinophyceae and Chlorophyceac, and Bacillariophyceae is the second dominant group. The present study tried to discuss on the problem Macrobenthic fauna of Limha Pond, Ghutku Bilaspur and observed quantitative algal and faunal diversity i.e. phytoplankton (34 species), aquatic organism (6 species) Bacillariophyceae (8 species), Chlorophyceae (11 species), Euglenophyceae (6 species), Zooplankton (20 species), and Fish species (16 species). Present study revealed that Cyprinidae (carps) were the dominant fish and Catla was a major contributor among carps. The following species Catla catla, Labeo rohita, Cirrhinus mrigala, Labeo calbasu, Barbus tor and Cirrhinus reba etc. were noted in Limha pond, Ghutku, Bilaspur.


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Pandey, P. , Sahu, P. , Jha, Y. and Shrivastava, A. (2014) Diversity in Macrobenthic & Algal Fauna of Limha Pond, Ghutku Bilaspur India. Open Journal of Marine Science, 4, 43-50. doi: 10.4236/ojms.2014.42006.
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