FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2015 Vol.21 No.1 PP 67-70
PHYTOPLANKTON DIVERSITY OF GHARNI RESERVOIR IN LATUR DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA.
V.B. Sakhare and A.D.Chalak
Department of Zoology, Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya, Ambajogai-431517
E-mail: vbsakhare@rediffmail.com
ABSTRACT
The phytoplanktonic samples were collected from the Gharni reservoir of Latur district (Maharashtra) for a period of one year (from June 2013 to May 2014).Total 18 species of phytoplankton belonging to different taxonomic groups were identified. Among these 7 species belong to Chlorophyceae, 5 species to Cyanophyceae, 3 species to Bacillariophyceae and 3 species to Euglenophyceae. The phytoplankton productivity fluctuated seasonally and the maximum number of 560 units/liter was recorded during month of February and March and minimum number of 95 units/liter during the month of September.

Key words :Gharni reservoir, Maharashtra, Phytoplankton diversity, Seasonal variations.
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