Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 92, Issue 6, pp 453–466 | Cite as

Population ecology ofSchizodactylus monstrosus (Drury) (Orthoptera) along the sand bed of Damodar river, West Bengal, India

  • A K Hazra
  • R S Barman
  • S K Mondal
  • D K Choudhuri


The paper deals with the findings on some aspect of ecology ofSchizodactylus monstrosus Drury. Studies on vertical distribution showed that the highest total density was in the 0 to 20 cm depth. Maximum concentration of the species was found in the first horizontal row. Monthly population structure on vertical distribution was also studied. Statistical analysis showed a significant correlation between the relative humidity and the distribution. Biomass of both the sexes and nymphal populated was estimated.


Schizodactylus monstrosus sampling unit vertical distribution biomass 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A K Hazra
    • 1
  • R S Barman
    • 1
  • S K Mondal
    • 1
  • D K Choudhuri
    • 2
  1. 1.Zoological Survey of IndiaCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Zoology DepartmentBurdwan UniversityBurdwanIndia

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