Fauna and habitat of aquatic arthropods of Kashan in 2010

  • Rouhullah Dehghani Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
  • Iran Zarghi Faculty of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad
  • Mahbobeh Aboutalebi Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
  • Zohreh Barzegari Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
  • Maryam Ghanbari Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
Keywords: fauna, aquatic, arthropods, habitat, Kashan

Abstract

Background: Given the importance of arthropods in medical and life sciences and information on the composition of such arthropods in this study was conducted during 2010 in the Kashan.

Methods: Descriptive study and sampling at 13 locations and over 39 times in 2303 on the number of larvae, nymphs, Pupa and adults were collected from Lentic and Lotic waters. Samples collected after the transfer to the laboratory using a Stereo microscope and identified using morphological keys used were identified.

Results: Total 2303 samples over 39 times the sampling of the Order  Diptera, with 1,287 cases (55.8%), crustaceans, with 579 samples (25.2%), Order Trichoptera  with 158 samples (6.9%), Order Ephemeroptera 153 samples (6.7%), Order Odonata with  61 samples (2.6%), Order Heteroptera  with 26 samples (1.1%), Order Coleoptera with 26 samples (1.1%), Order Plecoptera  with 13 sample (0.6) were identified. From Crustacea Class, three orders of the, Amphipoda to 405 numbers (70%) of Lotic water, Ostracoda to 144 (24.9%), Copepoda to 30 (5.1%) from the Lentic waters was collect-ed.

Conclusion: In This study, for the first time, from Crustacea subphyllum, order of Ostracoda and Diptera order, Ceratopogonidae, Eryphidae, Dixidae families are reported .Therefore can be concluded that the aquatic arthropods Fauna Kashan is very rich. Considering that some of these insects have a role in the transmission or harassment of human and environmental balance are important, and with molecular methods is recommended that more specific studies done in this field.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v13i3.15448

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.13(3) 2014 p.306-310

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Author Biographies

Rouhullah Dehghani, Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
Professor, Department of Environment Health
Iran Zarghi, Faculty of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad
Lecturer, Department of Public Health and Management
Mahbobeh Aboutalebi, Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
Department of Environment Health
Zohreh Barzegari, Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
Department of Environment Health
Maryam Ghanbari, Kashan Medical Sciences University, Kashan
Department of Environment Health
Published
2014-06-06
How to Cite
Dehghani, R., Zarghi, I., Aboutalebi, M., Barzegari, Z., & Ghanbari, M. (2014). Fauna and habitat of aquatic arthropods of Kashan in 2010. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 13(3), 306-310. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v13i3.15448
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