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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-7  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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Diversity Indices of Fresh Water Crustacean Zooplankton
P.G. Dube1*, S.D. Shelar2, S.S. Mokashe1 and S.S. Shinde3
1Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, (M.S.) India
2L.B.S.Senior College, Partur, Tq. Partur, Dist. Jalna, (M.S.) India
3Vivekanand College, Aurangabad, (M.S.) India
*Corresponding author

Diversity index is a mathematical measure commonly used as an indicator of the interpretation of the environmental status, as well as to measure the average degree of uncertainty of occurrence of a particular species. Therefore, Simpson’s, Shannon-Weiner, Richness and Evenness diversity indices incorporated in the present study. The objective of the study was to determine the diversity indices of crustacean zooplankton (Copepoda, Cladocera and Ostracoda) from Upper Dudhana dam. Result showed that Simpson’s index was maximum (0.818) in Copepods and minimum (0.644) in ostracods. Shannon-Weiner index was highest (1.586) in copepoda whereas lowest (0.412) in ostracoda. Evenness was maximum (0.969) in copepoda and minimum (0.503) in ostracoda. Richness index was maximum (4) in copepoda and minimum (1) in ostracoda. It is concluded that, in the present investigation out of total crustacean zooplankton copepoda is more diverse group whereas ostracoda poorly contributed as compared to the other two groups.

Keywords: Diversity indices, fresh water, crustacean zooplankton.
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Dube, P.G., S.D. Shelar, S.S. Mokashe and Shinde, S.S. 2016. Diversity Indices of Fresh Water Crustacean ZooplanktonInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(7): 107-113
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.407.014