Aquatic macroinvertebrates of Batalha river reservoir for water captation and supply of the city of Bauru, SP, Brazil

Fabio Laurindo da Silva, Jandira Liria Biscalquini Talamoni, Gabriel Lucas Bochini, Sonia Silveira Ruiz, Diana Calcidoni Moreira


In this study the composition and diversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates were evaluated in the reservoir of water captation of Batalha river for treatment and supplying of the city of Bauru. The samples were collected in dry (from June to August, 2005) and rainy (from December, 2005 to February, 2006) seasons. We analyzed and identified 840 organisms belonging to 8 taxa in dry season and 4 taxa in rainy season. The system presented low abundance and diversity of macroinvertebrates probably due to the water quality and its physical and chemical variations associated with rain events.


Physical and chemical conditions; water quality; bioindicators

Revista Ambiente & Água. ISSN:1980-993X  DOI:10.4136/1980-993X



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