A Report on Bryozoan Fauna of Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra, India

Swami P. S.

Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad -431 004, India.

Devdhe G. R.

Department of Zoology, New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar -411 001, India.

Harkal A. D. *

Department of Zoology, New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar -411 001, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The study attempts to understand the freshwater Bryozoan fauna of the Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra, India.  The samples were collected and were identified based on colony morphology and floatoblast morphometry. Seven species belonging to the genus Lophopodella, Plumatella, Rumarcanella, and Hislopia were recorded. The study added valuable information on faunal resources in the Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary.

Keywords: Freshwater Bryozoa, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Lophopodella, Plumatella, Rumarcanella, Hislopia

How to Cite

Swami P. S., Devdhe G. R., & Harkal A. D. (2023). A Report on Bryozoan Fauna of Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra, India. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 44(20), 159–162. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2023/v44i203657


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