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Macroinvertebrates and plankton diversity as indicators of water quality in Langihan lagoon, Butuan city, Philippines

Julie S. Berame

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Int. J. Biosci.11(1), 386-393, July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/11.1.386-393

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The study aimed to determine the diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates and phytoplankton in Langihan Lagoon, Butuan City, Agusandel Norte, Philippines.  Results show a total of thirteen (13) species of aquatic macroinvertebrates were found. Macroinvertebrates comprise Molluscs (55%), Arthropods (36%) and Oligochaeta (9%). For the phytoplankton, there were fourteen (14) species mostly belonging to the family Cyanophyta (21 individuals). Conventional physicochemical parameters were measured to describe the waters in relation to standard limits. The study revealed that the pH level, total dissolve solids, temperature, salinity, conductivity and resistivity of Langihan Lagoon were in the acceptable limits. PAST software was used to assess the diversity indices of the species. As to the physicochemical analysis, p<0.05 set as significant value to determine the water quality assessment and One Way Analysis of Variance were used.

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