specialty journal of biological sciences
Macroinvertebrate using as bioindicators in Kurangani Falls
Sivaruban Thambiratnam, Harmitha, Isack Rajasekaran, Bernath Rosi, Srinivasan Pandiarajan, Barathy Sivaruban
In the present study analysed the distribution of macro invertebrates communities and they are useful as bioindicators by assessing the water quality parameters in freshwater stream of kurangani in Theni district. A total number of 1234 aquatic insects belonging to 15 genera and 17 families from 10 orders were collected from August 2017 to March 2018. Three different sites were selected for the insect collection among three sites, site one and site two were less polluted. The physico- chemical water quality parameters were analysed the results falls within the acceptable range. The diversity indices like Margalef indices, Shannon and Simpson were found to be a maximum significant compare to other indices.