Somashree Bhakta, Anupam Bera and Shriparna Roy Saxena
Diversity of whole macro-benthos seems to be related only to complex ecological factors like productivity or habitat heterogeneity, while different groups of macro-benthic may be strongly affected by simple, abiotic environmental parameters. The present study was conducted on Bhoj Wetland (Upper lake or Bada talab & Lower lake or Chhota talab) of Bhopal, with special reference to Macro-benthic invertebrates Diversity. The benthic communities spread into a wide range of flora, fauna and bacteria from all levels of food web and inhabit different types of habitat such as mud, sand, rocks, stones, macrophytes and other solid organic matter.
Considerable variation of benthic organisms are recorded in both of the water bodies during the research work with comparison of their water quality. During the present study, I have recorded 3 different Phylum of Macro-benthic Organisms Mollusca, Arthropoda and Annealida from 3 different sites of both water bodies. Upper lake is richer in terms of species prosperity in comparison to lower lake. The dominance of Molluscs population in both the water bodies in terms of diversity and density has been recorded.
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