Diversity and distribution of Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in the rock pools of Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India
Twenty-two species of Cladocera were observed on few rock pools of Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. Chydoridae was the most species rich family. Genus Alona was rare but species like Leydigia ciliata were regularly found. Localities showed an overall faunal similarity. This is a first detailed study of Cladocera of rocky outcrops from India.