Perifiton Community Structure in Citarik River

Main Article Content

Heti Herawati
Nisa Hidayati Fitri
Zahidah .
Asep Sahidin
Izza Mahdiana Apriliani
Lantun Paradhita Dewanti


The purpose of this research is to determine the condition of waters in the Citarik River with the periphyton community as a bio indicator. This research was conducted from March-April 2019. The research method used was a survey method at 4 station points, five times sampling with a span of 7 days. The smallest periphyton abundance is in station IV which is 22 ind/cm2 and the most is in station I which is 18278 ind/cm2. Comparison of species deficit values at each station is different, this is influenced by different physical and chemical parameters. The dominance index value in the waters of the Citarik River ranges from 0.1 to 0.8 and the diversity index value ranges from 0.2 to 0.9. The results showed the Citarik River was in a mildly polluted condition.

Pollution, periphyton, Citarik River.

Article Details

How to Cite
Herawati, H., Fitri, N. H., ., Z., Sahidin, A., Apriliani, I. M., & Dewanti, L. P. (2020). Perifiton Community Structure in Citarik River. Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, 5(4), 1-8.
Original Research Article


Apandi T. Study of rainfall characteristics in the Citarik river, Citarum river basin in West Java. Thesis. Faculty of Agriculture. Universitas Padjadjaran. Jatinangor; 2003.

Zomrodi. Citarik river management policy strategy (upper Citarum river). Graduate School. Universitas Padjadjaran. Bandung; 2016.

Kastolani W. Land degradation of upper Citarik sub-watershed sub watershed in Kab. Bandung and Sumedang. Gea Journal. 2009;3(1):2-3. Indonesia

Wijaya HK. Periphyton and phytoplankton communities and water quality parameters in the upper Cisadane river, West Java. Thesis. IPB Press. Bogor; 2009.

Watanabe MM, Mayama S, Hiroki M, Hiyashoyi N. Biomass, species composition and diversity of ephipelagic algae in mire pools. Hidrobiologia. 2000;421(1):91-102.

Eaton AD, Clesceri LS, Greenberg AE. APHA (American Public Health Association): Standard method for the examination of water and wastewater 19th Ed., AWWA (American Water Works Association), and WPCF (Water Pollution Control Federation). Washington DC; 1995.

Odum EP. Fundamental of ecology. W.B. Sounders Company Philadelphia; 2003.

Hellawel JM. Pollution monitoring series: Biological indicators of freshwater pollution and environmental management; 1977.

Effendi H. Water quality study: For resource and environmental management periods. Kanisius. Yogyakarta; 2003.

Hutabarat SP, Soedarsono I. Cahyaningtyas. Study of plankton analysis to determine the level of pollution in the Babon river estuary in Semarang. Journal of Management of Aquatic Resources. 2013;2(3):74-84. Indonesia

Adjie SS, Subagdja. Plankton abundance and diversity in Lake Arang-Arang, Jambi. Indonesian Research and Fisheries Journal: Resource and Arrest Edition. 2003;9(7):1-7. Indonesia

Nengsi AS, Tengku D, Madju S. Types and abundance of periphyton in natural substrate (stone) in the river Tapung around the village of Bencah Kelubi, Tapung District, Kampar Regency, Riau Province. Faculty of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Riau University; 2018. (In press).

Ali A, Soemarno, Mangku P. Water quality and status of Metro river water quality in Sukun District, Malang City. Bumi Lestari Journal. 2013;13(2):265-274. Indonesia

Soegianto A. Methods for estimating waters pollution with biological indicators. Airlangga University Press. Surabaya; 2004.