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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 20 | Page No.: 3525-3532
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3525.3532
Abundance and Seasonal Variations of Zooplankton in the Arid Zone Mangroves of Gulf of Kachchh-Gujarat, Westcoast of India
A. Saravanakumar , M. Rajkumar , J. Sesh Serebiah and G.A. Thivakaran

Abstract:
The zooplankton was assessed quantitatively and qualitatively in regard to their abundance in creek waters at three sites along the western mangrove of Kachchh, west coast of India, for a period of two years (1999-2000). Totally 69 forms of zooplankton were recorded currently from 3 stations. Of these, the copepods formed the dominant group. The population density in all the three sites varied from 30,000 to 210,000 organisms m-3. Surface water temperature varied from 17 to 37°C. Salinity varied from 34.0 to 44.0‰ and the pH ranged between 7.0 and 8.9. Variation in dissolved oxygen content was from 3.42 to 5.85 mg L-1. These semi arid zone mangrove creek area having high densities were recorded during winter season.
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How to cite this article:

A. Saravanakumar , M. Rajkumar , J. Sesh Serebiah and G.A. Thivakaran , 2007. Abundance and Seasonal Variations of Zooplankton in the Arid Zone Mangroves of Gulf of Kachchh-Gujarat, Westcoast of India. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 3525-3532.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3525.3532

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.3525.3532

 
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