Phytoplankton diversity of the Gharni Reservoir in Latur district, Maharashtra, India

  • Vishwas Balasaheb Sakhare Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya, Ambajogai 431517, India
  • Ashvini Dnyandeo Chalak Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya, Ambajogai-431517, India
Keywords: Phytoplankton diversity, seasonal variations, Gharni Reservoir, Maharashtra


The phytoplanktonic samples were collected from the Gharni Reservoir of Latur district of Maharashtra for a period of one year, from June 2013 to May 2014. Totally 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.


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How to Cite
Sakhare, V. B., & Chalak, A. D. (2015). Phytoplankton diversity of the Gharni Reservoir in Latur district, Maharashtra, India. Journal of Fisheries, 3(2), 272-274.