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Habitat Preference of Rotifers Inhabiting some Waters of Jammu province, J&K, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Baba sahib Ambedkar road, Jammu, J&K-180006, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (6), Pages 35-38, June,10 (2013)

Abstract

The water sources running in this stretch of J&K state are both lentic and lotic including pools, ponds, lakes, streams to mighty rivers. These water bodies varying from seasonal to perennial share a rich amount of aquatic biodiversity among which rotifers is one important group. In an attempt to enlist rotifers 40 lotic and 45 lentic waters were scanned from which 106 rotifer species were recorded. There was seen the presence of both classes (monogononta and digononta) in these waters. Major share of rotifers preferred lentic conditions but 9 species showed an affinity for lotic conditions.

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