Faunal diversity of Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) of Loktak Lake (A Ramsar site), Manipur

Plankton samples collected from Loktak Lake (a Ramsar site) during November 2002-October 2004 revealed 51 species of Cladocera belonging to 28 genera and 7 families. Loktak lake holds the richest Cladocera biodiversity known from any individual aquatic ecosystem of India, so far.