Role of aquatic insects in the enhancement of biodiversity of a freshwater reservoir, Ramala, Chandrapur, Maharashtra

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R. R Kulkarni
S.B. Zade

Abstract

Aquatic biodiversity has enormous economic and aesthetic value and is largely responsible for maintaining and supporting overall aquatic environmental health. Aquatic organisms also rely upon the great diversity of aquatic habitats and resources for food and materials and breeding ground. The aquatic biodiversity gets affected by several factors such as industrial pollution or anthropogenic activities. Present investigation is an attempt to document abundance and diversity of aquatic insects of Ramala reservoir in Chandrapur city of Maharashtra. It has been estimated that total 16 species of insects belonging to 14 families and 4 orders inhabit in and around this reservoir. The study was carried out from June 2017 to April 2018, including the three seasons. Season wise fluctuations were clearly observed in the population of insects which were noticed.

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How to Cite
Kulkarni, R. R., & Zade, S. (2020). Role of aquatic insects in the enhancement of biodiversity of a freshwater reservoir, Ramala, Chandrapur, Maharashtra. Environment Conservation Journal, 21(3), 89-92. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2020.21310

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