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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part C

Status of ornamental fish diversity in Jhang - A wet land of Kusheshwar sthan chaur


Author(s): Jay Prakash Lal Das, Soma Rani Kolay and Md. Rahmatullah

Abstract: Kusheshwar Sthan located in North Bihar has one of the World’s unique biodiversity and international importance. It is the 2nd largest protected area for birds since pre dependence for its large diverse congregation of birds. It is the largest wetland of Bihar having its own socioeconomic importance. The present study highlights the diversity of ornamental fish in Kusheshwar Sthan wetland. A total number of 36 species representing 16 families of class Actinopterygii were identified from Kusheshwar sthan wetland the various species of order Perciformes and Cypriniformes dominated inside the wetland followed by order Siluriformes, Mastacembeliformes Osteoglossiforms, Beloniformes and Tetraodontiformes respectively. During study period it was observed that highest number ornamental fishes were found in jhang area of northern and central sector of wetland. These ornamental fishes havernhigh economic value .The study was conducted to explore the wild variety of ornamental fish and realise its importance as a livelihood option for local fisher folk.

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How to cite this article:
Jay Prakash Lal Das, Soma Rani Kolay, Md. Rahmatullah. Status of ornamental fish diversity in Jhang - A wet land of Kusheshwar sthan chaur. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;2(4):142-146.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies