Occurrence and Spatial Distribution of Brachionus Species: A Bioindicator of Eutrophication in Bhoj Wetland, Bhopal

Najeeb Ahmad Bhat1*, Rajni Raina2, Ashwani Wanganeo1

1 - Department of Environmental Sciences and Limnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (M.P), 462026, INDIA
2 - Department of Zoology, Govt. Science and Commerce College Benazir, Bhopal (MP), 462026, INDIA
* Corresponding author: najahbhat@gmail.com
 

Abstract. The aim of this study conducted during 2008-2009 was to explore the impact of water quality on Brachionus species in littoral zone of Bhoj wetland as they are particularly sensitive to changes in water quality. Since Brachionus species are usually considered to be useful indicators of water quality their community structure not only allows estimates of the level of pollution but also indicate the trend of general conditions over time. In the present investigation seven species viz., Brachionus caudatus, Br. falcatus, Br. calyciflorus, Br. angularis, Br. forficula, Br. quadridentata and Br. urceus were recorded in the wetland

Key words: Brachionus spp., bioindicator, trophic status, Bhoj wetland. 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2014, vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 43-50

Article № eb.14115, ICID: 1140466 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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