2015, Vol. 2 Issue 5, Part E
Study of freshwater fish fauna in Periyakulam Riverine Wetland, Kanyakumari district, Tamilnadu
Author(s): M. Murugan, T. Murugan, J. Albino Wins
Abstract: The fresh water fish community of Periyakulam riverine wetland in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu was studied for a period of one year (2013-2014). A total of 30 fish species were recorded during the study belongs to 13 families. Among these, Cyprinidae family dominated with a numerical strength of 13 species (43%), followed by Aplocheilidae with three species (10%). The fish fauna Dawkinsia filamentosus and Dawkinsia rohani were found highest distribution percentage 13.23 and 11.14% respectively. This clearly illustrates that Itchyufaunal diversity of Periyakulam riverine wetland, the richest fish diversity.
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