New records of rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) from Deepor Beel - a Ramsar site of India with an update on its rich rotifer diversity.

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B.K. Sharma
Sumita Sharma

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Plankton samples collected from Deepor Beel (a Ramsar site), during July 2011 to June 2013, revealed 155 species of Rotifera, belonging to 35 genera and 20 families.  Of these, 16 species belonging to eight genera and seven families are new records to the rotifer fauna of this wetland of northeast India.  Our observations raise the total richness of the phylum known till date from this important floodplain lake (beel) of the Brahmaputra river basin to 171 species and thus highlight its biodiversity value as one of the globally rich Rotifera habitats.  The updated list is interesting for following meta-analyses of rotifer occurrence in this only well sampled freshwater ecosystem of the Indian sub-region.

 

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Sharma, B. and Sharma, S. 2015. New records of rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) from Deepor Beel - a Ramsar site of India with an update on its rich rotifer diversity. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 3 (Mar. 2015), 7011–7016. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.1901.7011-7016.
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