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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part C

Fish assemblage of the Epitolu-Kime channel section of the Lower Taylor Creek, Niger Delta, Nigeria


Author(s): Ogbulagha IA, Kingdom T and Allison ME

Abstract: The fish assemblage of the Epitolu – Kime Channel section of the Lower Taylor Creek was sampled for (7) months (February-August) 2016, using different gear types to provide necessary baseline information that will help in the sustainable use and management of the resources to enhance the socio-economic status of the riparian community. The specimens were sorted to the lowest taxonomic level and identified with identification manuals and morphometric parameters taken following standard procedures. A total of 357 specimens were sampled representing 33 fish species, 27 genera, 19 families and 9 orders. The Cichlidae was the dominant family (159 specimens) (44.5%) while Oreochromis niloticus was the most abundant species by number (22.1%). Gear types used showed cast net recorded the highest amount both in catch number (180) and species abundance (12). Intensive 12 months study is hereby recommended to be carried out to ascertain the true status of the fish species.

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How to cite this article:
Ogbulagha IA, Kingdom T and Allison ME. Fish assemblage of the Epitolu-Kime channel section of the Lower Taylor Creek, Niger Delta, Nigeria. 2019; 7(3): 182-187.
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