International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Status Survey of a Slow Flowing Stream Using Invertebrates as Tool


Dr. Sarbjeet Kour, Shiwali Gupta, Harjeet Kaur, Devinder Singh

Present study was undertaken to enlist the distribution of macro-benthic invertebrates inhabiting Devika stream. In the attempt, a total of 10 taxa were identified during the study period represented by Tubifex sp., Aelosoma sp., Eisenia sp., Erpobdella sp., Lumbriculus sp., Chironomus sp., Culicoides sp., Lymnea sp., Physa sp. and Gyraulus sp. When grouped to phyla level, in total three phyla were recorded and from the quantitative analysis among the phylum, Phylum Arthropoda was found to be dominant followed by Annelida then Mollusca. Further emphasising to know the percentage contribution of representing classes in this water-body, it was revealed that class Insecta was the dominant contributing 51.95% to the total benthic faunal population followed by class Clitellata and class Gastropoda contributed 27.62% and 17.70% respectively to the overall benthic population. An attempt has been made to analyse the trophic status of this water-body on the basis of benthic fauna inhabiting this water-body. Presence of species like Chironomus, Tubifex and Physa infers to the anthropogenic influence exerted on this water-body which is providing considerable environment for flourishing these species.
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Dr. Sarbjeet Kour, Shiwali Gupta, Harjeet Kaur, Devinder Singh. Status Survey of a Slow Flowing Stream Using Invertebrates as Tool. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 80-82
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