Journal of Fisheries International

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Page No. 152 - 157

Macroinvertebratess as Indicators of the Water Quality of an Urbanized Stream Kaduna Nigeria

Authors : M.C. Emere and C.E. Nasiru

Abstract: A survey was conducted from March to September, 2005 on a fourth order perennial Northern Nigerian stream to evaluate the water quality using the macrobenthic invertebrate community of the bankroot biotope. Physico-chemical variables were determined using standard methods, A total of 1304 macroinvertebrates were recovered. Twenty-seven taxa were recorded. The higher number of taxa (23) was recorded at station 2. The abundance of individuals was highest at station 3. The presence of low densities of pollution tolerant macroinvertebrate groups, the deteriorating water quality and the physco-chemical conditions of the water during the dry season months was a reflection of organic pollution stress caused by decomposing domestic refuse and inorganic fertilizer washed into the stream by irrigation.

How to cite this article:

M.C. Emere and C.E. Nasiru , 2007. Macroinvertebratess as Indicators of the Water Quality of an Urbanized Stream Kaduna Nigeria . Journal of Fisheries International, 2: 152-157.

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