International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2016, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part F
Ichthyofauna diversity in relation to physico-chemical characteristics of Budhabalanga River, Baripada, Mayurbhanj, OdishaAuthor(s):
D Samal, J Sethy, HK SahuAbstract:
There are about 450 families of freshwater fishes globally. Roughly 65 are represented in India. Fishes as well as water samples were collected from six different stations, Fish samples were collected from different selected localities during the present study from June 2014 to November 2014 with the help of local fishermen using different types of nets namely cast net, gill net, hanging net and drag net, also fish data were collected from morning Market. A total of 8288 fish representing 15 families belongs to 45 species were recorded during the present study period. There were 2109 individuals from 15 families in August followed by 1455 individuals from 13 families in July, 1376 individuals from 12 families June, 1216 individuals from 14 families September, 1109 individuals from 15 families October and 1023 individuals from 15families in November were recorded during the study periods. The species diversity of fish values were ranging from 3.35 to 3.359. The species diversity of fish was at its peak in October (H' = 3.345) coinciding with the favourable after monsoon conditions such as sufficient water and ample food resources. The diversity was low in July with post monsoon (H'= 3.262) probably due to the over flow and speed flow of water spread of the river. As per the IUCN (2010), the fish fauna of the Budhabalanga River the maximum (84.09%) species Least Concern, followed by Data Deficient (9.09%), Near to threatened (4.55%) and (2.27%) Vulnerable species were recorded during the study period from June 2014 to November 2014.Pages: 405-413 | 1225 Views 44 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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D Samal, J Sethy, HK Sahu. Ichthyofauna diversity in relation to physico-chemical characteristics of Budhabalanga River, Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(1):405-413.