alexa Macrobenthic Community Structure - An Approach to Assess Coastal Water Pollution in Bangladesh
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Macrobenthic Community Structure - An Approach to Assess Coastal Water Pollution in Bangladesh

Jahangir Sarker Md1*, Shamsul Alam Patwary Md1, Borhan Uddin AMM1, Monjurul Hasan Md1, Mehedi Hasan Tanmay1, Indrani Kanungo1 and Mohammed Rashed Parvej2

1Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh

2Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

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Jahangir Sarker Md
Department of Fisheries and Marine Science
Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
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Received date: November 25, 2015; Accepted date: February 10, 2016; Published date: February 20, 2016

Citation: Sarker J Md, Patwary SA Md, Uddin AMMB, Hasan M Md, Tanmay MH, et al. (2016) Macrobenthic Community Structure - An Approach to Assess Coastal Water Pollution in Bangladesh. Fish Aquac J 7: 157. doi: 10.4172/2150-3508.1000157

Copyright: © 2016 Sarker J Md, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



A research on the assemblages of benthic macro faunal community in the coastal areas of Bangladesh was conducted during February-March, 2015 following the standard methods to assess the status of environmental pollution. The abundance (r=0.846) and species richness (r=0.864) of the macrobenthic communities were significantly influenced by the water salinity of the sampling sites (p ≤ 0.05). Both the study areas namely the Bakkhali River Estuary and the Meghna River Estuary showing the highest (3909 ± 540 ind./m2) and lowest (2236 ± 689 ind./m2) density of benthic macrofaunal abundance respectively might be considered as moderately polluted areas according to the results obtained from Shannon-Wiener index of species diversity (2.69 ± 0.13 and 2.00 ± 0.11 respectively) and Margalef's species richness (2.21 ± 0.43 and 1.36 ± 0.11 respectively). Therefore, it is plausible that the macrobenthic community explained in the present study might be a key future outline to assess the status of coastal water pollution of those concerned areas of Bangladesh.


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