Aquatic Biodiversity of Wetlands in Hisar: A Case Study of Haryana, India
Paper Key : IRJ************789
Author: Komal Tomar
Date Published: 09 Jan 2023
The present study was intended to record the biodiversity status of selected village ponds in district Hisar (Haryana). Periodic fortnightly visits were carried out to determine the species composition and distribution pattern of birds, phytoplankton and zooplankton. A total number of 17 species of birds belonging to 9 orders (Anseriformes, Charadriiformes, Ciconiformes, Coraciiformes, Cuculiformes, Gruiformes, Passeriformes, Pelecaniformes and Psittaciformes) were identified in the study area. Charadriiformes was the most dominant order. The study revealed the presences of 18 species of phytoplankton belonging to Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Cyanophyceae and Euglenophyceae. Bacillariophyceae having 7 species was found to be dominant among all. In case of zooplankton, 11 species were encountered of which 7 were Rotifers, 3 were Cladocera and 1 was Copepoda. Thus Rotifers represented the maximum number of species among zooplankton.