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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2019 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 5-10

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2546500

Assessment of fish diversity of Harsi Reservoir, Madhya Pradesh, India

Nasrullah Ahad and R.J. Rao

Received on: 01/02/2019

Revised on: 01/12/2019

Accepted on: 01/14/2019

Published on: 01/21/2019

  • Nasrullah Ahad and R.J. Rao( 2019).

    Assessment of fish diversity of Harsi Reservoir, Madhya Pradesh, India

    . International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 4( 1), 5-10.

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Abstract

The present study was conducted at Harsi Reservoir for a period of one year (Dec. 2016-Nov. 2017). The fishes were collected with the help of local fishermen by using various active and passive gears. During the course of study 52 species of fishes were identified belonging to seven orders, 17 families and 36 genera. As far as a number of species contributed by different orders is concerned the most dominant orders was Cypriniformes (26 species), followed by Siluriformes  (12 species), Perciformes (eight species), Osteoglossiformes and Synbrachiformes (two species each) and Clupeiformes and Beloniformes (one species each). As per IUCN (2018) out of 52 species, 40 species are of Least Concern (LC) category with a contribution of 76.92%, five species are Near Threatened (NT) with contribution of 9.62%, four species are Not Evaluated (NE) and contributed 7.69%, two species are Data Deficient (3.85%) and one species is Vulnerable with 1.92% contribution.

Keywords

Harsi Reservoir, Diversity, Fishes, Species, Gears.