• January to March 2024 Article ID: NSS8490 Impact Factor:7.60 Cite Score:638 Download: 34 DOI: https://doi.org/42 View PDf

    Study of Ecological Status of AbhedaPond, Kota (Rajasthan)

      Sushma Agrawal
        Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Maa Bharti P.G. College, Kota (Raj.)
      Veena Chourasia
        Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Govt. College, Kota (Raj.)
  • Abstract: In the present study ecological status of Abheda pond Kota was accessed. The ecological status was considered using the three parameter – Physico-chemical parameters of water, its sediment and diversity of macrozoobenthic community. Four sampling stations were selected for the collection of samples. The parameters studied under physico-chemical studies were- Temperature, pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total alkalinity, Total hardness, Calcium hardness, Chloride, Sodium, Potassium,Nitrate, Phosphate and Dissolved Oxygen. The result indicated that Abheda pond is eutrophic in nature. The Biological study showed total 21 taxa of macrozoobenthos, belonging three phyla namely Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Annelida. Themacrozoobenthic fauna are mostimportant as they the indicators of overall ecological health of a water body.

    Keywords: Eutrophic, Macrozoobenthos, Physico-chemical parameters, Sediment, Waterbody.