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Study on Diversity of Rotifer from water Bodies around Aurangabad region

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 30-33, May,10 (2014)


Rotifers are microscopic secondary producers which play a vital role in trophodynamics of aquatic ecosystem. To understand the fauna the rotifera present study was under taken to investigate the rotifer diversity and density in order to assess the species composition and population density of these groups. The study was carried out for one year. During the investigation 12 species of rotifers belonging to Branchionidae, Euchlaidae, Philonidae, Asplanchnidae, keretella were recorded. Branchionus calyciflorus showed a maximum density.


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