MACROZOOBENTHOS IN THE BOD-DAL BASIN OF DAL LAKE, KASHMIR, J & K, INDIA
Serving as ecological indicators of the lake ecosystem health, the macrozoobenthos fauna were studied, keeping in view the significant role played by these organisms in the assessment process. The article deals with the species composition and population density of macrozoobenthic community in the Bod-Dal basin of Dal lake, Kashmir as observed during January to September 2004. The macrozoobenthos was comprised of 9 species of benthic invertebrates belonging to 3 major phyla viz., annelida, arthopoda and mollusca. Annelids were more prevalent with the most dominant ones being Limnodrills sp. (oligochaeta) and Chironomus sp. (insecta).
ARIF YAQOOB MALIK AND MUDASIR ALI