A Report on the Foraminifera Trochammina inflata (Montagu, 1808) from East Kolkata Wetlands


  • Soil Zoology Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata – 700053, West Bengal




East Kolkata Wetland, Foraminifera, Trochammina inflata.


East Kolkata wetlands are one of the Ramsar site situated in West Bengal. Reports on microscopic fauna of these wetlands are meager. These wetlands are surrounded by vast agricultural fields and Sewage fed Aquaculture farming in natural and artificial ponds and lakes for fisheries are highly significant. The present record is from the zoo plankton collection from the ponds of Dhapa in East Kolkata wetland, a species of foraminifera recorded from the pond water of the East Kolkata wetlands. Trochammina inflata (Montagu, 1808) was recorded for the first time in East Kolkata wetlands.


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Chitra, J. (2019). A Report on the Foraminifera <i>Trochammina inflata</i> (Montagu, 1808) from East Kolkata Wetlands. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(4), 500–503. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v119/i4/2019/141395



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