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Seasonal variation in the energy content of benthic macro invertebrates of lake nainital uttar pradesh india

Seasonal variation in the energy content of benthic macro invertebrates of lake nainital uttar pradesh india

Hydrobiologia 99(1): 19-22

ISSN/ISBN: 0018-8158

Seasonal variation in the energy contents of 4 macrobenthic invertebrates of Lake Nainital during 1977-1978 is discussed. The energy values varied from 16,971-19,437 J/g dry weight in Tubifex tubifex, 16,511-20,231 J/g dry weight in Glossiphonia weberi, 19,019-25,289 J/g dry weight in Chironomus plumosus and 19,583-20,549 J/g dry weight in Viviparus bengalensis. The former 2 genera exhibited highest energy contents during summer; the latter 2 revealed highest values during winter. On a mean annual basis, the highest values were recorded for C. plumosus and lowest for T. tubifex. In V. bengalensis, variation occurred in the ash fraction (%) and in energy values (joule per gram dry weight) but not in energy values of the organic fraction (joule per gram ash-free dry weight), while the other 3 genera displayed variation in all 3 variables.

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