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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part E

Ichthyofaunal diversity, status and Anthropogenic stress of Beki River, Barpeta, Assam


Author(s): Gaurab Jyoti Kalita, Pradip Kumar Sarma

Abstract: This study was carried out in Beki River, from November 2013 to December 2014. A total, 114 species belonging to 73 genera, 31 families and 11 orders have been recorded from six different fish landing zone during the study period. The ichthyospecies of the Beki River belongs to the following ordersOsteoglossiformes (1.75%), Clupeiformes (2.63%), Cypriniformes (46.49%), Siluriformes (24.56%), Anguilliformes (1.75%), Cyprinodontiformes (0.88%), Symbranchiformes (3.51%), Perciformes (14.91%), Mugiliformes (1.75%), Beloniformes (0.88%) and Tetradontiformes (0.88%). And out of these total 78.95% considered as LC, 0.87% considered as VU, 0.87% considered as EN, 9.65% considered as NT, 7.01% considered as NA and 2.63% considered as DD criteria according to IUCN 2014.3 status report. Cypriniformes is the most dominant group throughout the River (53 species) and Cyprinidae is thernmost species rich family (45 species). Danio rerio, Puntius conchonius and Puntius sophore were the most common species in the Beki River.

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How to cite this article:
Gaurab Jyoti Kalita, Pradip Kumar Sarma . Ichthyofaunal diversity, status and Anthropogenic stress of Beki River, Barpeta, Assam. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;2(4):241-248.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies