The Bioscan,3(2): 163-171, 2008
An International Quarterly Journal of Life Sciences
web site: www.thebioscan.in 
THE ZOOPLANKTON COMMUNITY OF PARAVUR-KAPPIL BACKWATER, 
SOUTHERN KERALA
S. SANTHOSH, V. SOBHA AND E. VALSALA KUMAR1
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum - 695 581, Kerala
1Christian College, Kattakada, Trivandrum - 695 581, Kerala
E-mail: santhoshkann@rediffmail.com

KEY WORDS
Zooplankton
Nutrients
Received on: 22.08.2007 Accepted on: 17.01.2008 *Corresponding Author

ABSTRACT

Qualitative and quantitative abundance of zooplankton was studied from six selected stations covering three seasons in Paravur-Kappil backwaters. Sea sand filling in Paravur backwater drastically affects the diversity of zooplankton of this backwater. It was observed that, hydrogeochemical factors were the important factors controlling the zooplankton community of this backwater system.