Nutrient and Plankton Abundance in the Major Nursery Grounds of Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) in Perspective of Water Quality Factors


  • Md. Moniruzzaman Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Riverine Station, Chandpur, Bangladesh
  • Flura Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Riverine Station, Chandpur, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Ashraful Alam Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Riverine Station, Chandpur, Bangladesh
  • Md. Hashibur Rahman Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Headquarters, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
  • Khondaker Rashidul Hasan Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Riverine Station, Chandpur, Bangladesh
  • Rabina Akther Lima Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Riverine Sub-station, Rangamati, Bangladesh
  • Yahia Mahmud Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Headquarters, Mymensingh, Bangladesh



Nursery Grounds, Nutrient Abundance, Diversity Index, Tenualosa Ilisha, Water Quality Factors


This study was contemplated to depict the nutrient composition and dissertation of plankton present in the six hilsa sanctuaries. The water temperature (25.6±0.8ºC), nitrate (0.005±0.01 mg/L), phosphate (0.002±0.0004 mg/L) and DO (7.7±1.1 mg/L) followed by pH (7.6±0.6), transparency (44.4±10.6 cm), alkalinity (112.4 ±26.4 mg/L), hardness (304.5±69.5 mg/L) and CO2 (10.3±1.2 mg/L). The chlorophyll a was estimated and represents the biomass of phytoplankton (8.21 ± 2.3 µg/L). Twelve groups (families) of phytoplankton (Bacillariophyceae, Ulvophyceae, Zygnematophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Dinophyceae, Fragillariophyceae, Gonatozygeceze, Cyanophyceae, Hydrodictyaceae, Stephanodiscaceae, Trebouxiophyceae, Melosiraceae and Euglenoida) comprising 26 genera and zooplankton (Branchiopoda, Hexanauplia, Heterotrichea, Diaptomidae, Eurotatoria, Cryptophyceae, Rotifera, Copepod, Crustacea, Monogononta, Bdelloida) having 14 genera were identified at all sampling stations. The present biological investigation disclosed the variation of physicochemical parameters and their influences on plankton community (phytoplankton and zooplankton) of hilsa sanctuary area with an exploration statistical data output to acquire the insights of the study sites and suggested the suitable hilsa fisheries management action plan for the sustainable management of hilsa fishery.


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How to Cite

Moniruzzaman, M., Flura, Alam, M. A., Rahman, M. H., Hasan, K. R., Lima, R. A., & Mahmud, Y. (2023). Nutrient and Plankton Abundance in the Major Nursery Grounds of Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) in Perspective of Water Quality Factors. American Journal of Bioscience and Bioinformatics, 2(1), 1–13.