Determination of Water Quality Using Aquatic Insects as Indicators in Kware Lake of Sokoto State
Sulaiman, B, Yahaya, M. M
Corresponding Author : Sulaiman, B,
Department of Biology, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria.
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Received : 2018-01-28 Accepted : 2018-03-14 Published : 2018-03-14
Abstract : Determination of water health status using aquatic insects as indicators was carried out between May and December. Insect species were sampled every month using scientifically approved techniques from Five (5) sampling stations, Insects identification was done in the Entomology Laboratory of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. The result obtained revealed that, composition and abundance of identified insects from the five stations was higher and more divers at station 1, with 304 individuals (32.61%), followed by station 5, with relative abundance of 226 individuals (24.25%), then station 3, with 200 individuals (21.46%). The 4th station has a number of 140 individuals (15.02%) and finally, station 2 with the least number of 65 individuals standing at (6.65%). The study further found that Dipteran family (Chironomidae) are the most abundant and diverse species widely distributed in sampling stations 1,3,4 and 5. However, the abundance and distribution of pollution tolerant species couple with Margalef’s water quality index all suggested a safe water quality condition of Kware Lake.
Keywords : Determination, Water Quality, Insect indicators, Kware lake and Sokoto
Citation : Sulaiman, B et al (2018), Determination of Water Quality Using Aquatic Insects as Indicators in Kware Lake of Sokoto State. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V6I2.02. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1210226
Copyright : © 2018 Sulaiman, B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 6 / Issue 2
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