Year 2019, Volume 5 , Issue 3, Pages 187 - 196 2019-12-25

The Biodiverse Rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Small Wetlands of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains of Lower and Upper Assam, Northeast India

Bhushan Kumar SHARMA [1] , Sumita SHARMA [2]


Rotifera assemblages of small floodplain wetlands (dobas or dubies) of lower and upper regions of the Brahmaputra river basin of Assam state of northeast India (NEI) reveal 157 species, belonging to 34 genera and 18 families, and highlight notable speciose constellation of up to 50 species/sample. One species, each is new to the Oriental region and Assam, and species of global and regional biogeographic interest form notable fractions. The biodiverse rotifer fauna and various interesting species are hypothesized to habitat diversity of the sampled dobas or dubies, impact of `the Assam-gateway’- an important biogeographic corridor of India, and location of the study area in the Indo-Burmese biodiversity hot-spot. Lecanidae and Lepadellidae are species-rich families, both of lower and upper Assam wetlands; upper Assam wetlands, in particular, are characterized by a distinct paucity of the Brachionidae and Brachionus spp., the relative paucity of Trichocerca, Keratella and Mytilina species, rare occurrence of Asplanchna and Filinia species, and lack of species of Conochilidae and Hexarthridae. Our results indicate the littoral-periphytic nature and tropical character of the rotifers. Overall, this study is an important contribution to Rotifera biodiversity of small lentic habitats of India, Asia and that of the tropics and subtropics.
biodiversity, dobas, dubies, interesting species, Rotifera paradox
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Primary Language en
Subjects Limnology
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8019-2684
Author: Bhushan Kumar SHARMA (Primary Author)
Country: India


Orcid: 0000-0002-1267-282X
Author: Sumita SHARMA
Country: India


Dates

Publication Date : December 25, 2019

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APA Sharma, B , Sharma, S . (2019). The Biodiverse Rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Small Wetlands of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains of Lower and Upper Assam, Northeast India . Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research , 5 (3) , 187-196 . DOI: 10.17216/limnofish.515981
MLA Sharma, B , Sharma, S . "The Biodiverse Rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Small Wetlands of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains of Lower and Upper Assam, Northeast India" . Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research 5 (2019 ): 187-196 <http://www.limnofish.org/en/pub/limnofish/article/515981>
Chicago Sharma, B , Sharma, S . "The Biodiverse Rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Small Wetlands of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains of Lower and Upper Assam, Northeast India". Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research 5 (2019 ): 187-196
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ISNAD Sharma, Bhushan Kumar , Sharma, Sumita . "The Biodiverse Rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Small Wetlands of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains of Lower and Upper Assam, Northeast India". Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research 5 / 3 (December 2019): 187-196 . https://doi.org/10.17216/limnofish.515981
AMA Sharma B , Sharma S . The Biodiverse Rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Small Wetlands of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains of Lower and Upper Assam, Northeast India. Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research. 2019; 5(3): 187-196.
Vancouver Sharma B , Sharma S . The Biodiverse Rotifers (Rotifera: Eurotatoria) of Small Wetlands of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains of Lower and Upper Assam, Northeast India. Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research. 2019; 5(3): 187-196.