International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 4

Seasonal Diversity of Rotifers from Agniyar Estuary, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India

Seasonal changes in the diversity of rotifers of the Agniyar estuary was studied from August 2013 to February 2014. Qualitative analysis reveals the presence of 24 species belonging to 17 genera. Higher number of species (8) was recorded from family Brachionidae. Diversity was high during postmonsoon season. The density of Brachionus plicatilis was high density during premonsoon and postmonsoon seasons. While, B. rubens was present in high density only during monsoon season.

Author(s): J. Sugumaran and A. Amsath

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