Status of studies on zooplankton fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Bikramjit Sinha


This paper gives a brief review of the studies on zooplankton fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, the major shareholder of the eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot.  Altogether, 66 species of zooplankton (45 Rotifera, 20 Cladocera, & one Copepoda) have been recorded along with their distribution in the state, wherever available.  It is apparent that there is a lack of serious taxonomic studies on all three major groups of zooplankton from this Himalayan state.  The urgency and importance of documenting the zooplankton fauna of this biogeographically unique and biodiversity-rich state is highlighted in view of the fragility of the ecosystem as well as the effect of climate change. 

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Sinha, B. 2018. Status of studies on zooplankton fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 11 (Oct. 2018), 12552–12560. DOI:
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Bikramjit Sinha, Zoological Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Senki Valley, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh 791113, India

Dr. Bikramjit Sinha is a Senior Scientist with Zoological Survey of India presently posted in the Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Itanagar. His research thrusts are Freshwater Ecology and Science Policy studies and current research includes survey and exploration of freshwater fauna of Arunachal Pradesh including zooplankton.


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