Ostracods Diversity in Some Selected Water Bodies of Arid Zone, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

1Abbator Ahmed and 2Mamoon Asiya

1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
2Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State, Nigeria

Corresponding author: abbatorahmed@gmail.com, doi.org/10.55639/607ttxt


Studies on Ostracods species in some selected water bodies in Maiduguri, was carried out for the period of four months. A total of six (6) different species were identified, belonging to the same family; Cypridoidae; namely Cypris ophthalmica, Cypridopsis vidua, Eucypris virens, Heterocypris incongruens, Cypris bispinosa and Sarscypridopsis aculeate were identified. The Eucypris virens has the largest percentage of occurrence, while Sarscypridopsis aculeate has the lowest percentage. It was also discovered that physiochemical parameters have effects on ostracods abundance and composition.


Arid zone