Open Access Research Article Article ID: GJZ-5-113

    A baseline taxonomic study of zooplankton in the lower Halda River, Bangladesh

    Istiak Ahamed Mojumder, Md. Manzoorul Kibria and Md. Simul Bhuyan*

    Halda is a unique resourceful tidal river of Bangladesh, where Indian major carps (Catla catla, Labeo rohita, Cirhinnus mrigala, and Labeo calbasu) spawn from April to June. Ecological conditions are auspicious from time immemorial which serves as a natural breeding ground in the world. The present study was conducted over the period of January-June 2017 to identify the main species of Zooplankton fauna and also find out the dominancy of the highest plankton groups in the lower Halda River. A total of 3 major zooplankton groups-Copepoda, Rotifera and Cladocera were identified during the six months period. A total of 35 species under 4 family showing the dominancy for the class Rotifera consisting of 7 genera were recorded from five sampling sites. The lowest group was Cladocera consisting of 5 genera. The composition and dominance of the zooplankton community among five different sites in the lower Halda River showed some close inter-relationships. The present study suggests for conducting further research to know the overall conditions and to make a complete list of available zooplankton fauna that exert impact on the water quality of the Halda River.


    Published on: Jan 10, 2020 Pages: 1-8

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/gjz.000013
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