Zooplankton Diversity at important Coral and Mangrove areas of Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, India

  • Rajal Patel
  • Harshad Salvi
  • Roshan Bhagat
  • R D Kamboj

Abstract

Zooplanktons are integral part of aquatic ecosystems
and contribute considerably to the productivity of
coastal waters. The present study was carried out to at
two important ecosystems of Gulf of Kachchh (GoK) viz;
Coral andMangrove to find the species diversity during
May 2012 to April 2014. A total of 41 species of zooplankton
including larval forms were recorded. Among that
highest species were found belonging to major phylum
Arthropoda, Forminifera, Ciliophora and Rotifera. The
larval forms (8) are more evenly distributed at all sampling
sites during the study period. The highest species
diversity was contributed by the phylum Arthropodamostly
Copepods (44%) and the maximum population
density was recorded during summer period at important
coral as well asmangrove sites of GoK due to variation
in environmental conditions prevailing during different
seasons in the study area.

Published
2017-10-20
How to Cite
PATEL, Rajal et al. Zooplankton Diversity at important Coral and Mangrove areas of Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 3-4, p. 1-7, oct. 2017. ISSN 2278-5205. Available at: <http://besr.org.in/index.php/besr/article/view/77>. Date accessed: 16 aug. 2018.
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