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Original Research Article

Year: 2016 | Month: August | Volume: 3 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 53-59

Zooplankton Diversity of Bhogaon Reservoir in Parbhani District Maharashtra, India

Sandhya S. Kadam

Department of Zoology and Fishery Science, Dnyanopasak College, Parbhani-431 401 (M.S.).


The paper deals with the study of zooplanktons of Bhogaon reservoir in Parbhani district of Maharashtra, India. Seasonal count of the zooplanktons is investigated for the period of two years from 2014 to 2015. The species of zooplanktons investigated are copepods, cladocera, ostracoda and rotifers representing the forms that are found in freshwater Bhogaon reservoir. Among the zooplanktons copepods are the most abundant, followed by rotifers, cladoceras, while osracods are less in number as compared to others. It is observed that all the zooplanktons are found to be minimum in monsoon period and maximum in post-monsoon period during both the years 2014 and 2015.

Keywords: Zooplanktons, Bhogaon Water reservoir, Parbhani district.

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