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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A

A comparative study on ichthyofaunal resource of Charan and Manaha Beel of Morigaon District of Assam, India


Author(s): Wasima Rahman, Rajashree Deka, Bodheswar Kalita and Parag Deka

Abstract: The study relates to the ichthyofaunal resource of two Beels of Morigaon District, Assam, India. Altogether 65 fish species including 5 exotic species belonging to 43 genera under 21 families from 7 orders is recorded from two Beels where 64 species are recorded from Charan Beel and 53 from Manaha Beel. In both the beels 1 species is recorded as endangered as well as data deficient. However, 51 species are recognised as LRlc, 6 as LRnt and other 5 are not evaluated in Charan Beel whereas in Manaha Beel, 44 species has been recorded as LRlc, 4 as LRnt and other 3 species are not evaluated. The taxonomic study shows that Cyprinidae is the dominant family with 23 species contributing 35.94% in Charan and 18 species (33.96%) in Manaha followed by Bagridae (10.94% and 11.32% in Charan and Manaha Beel respectively) and Channidae (7.81% in Charan and 9.43% in Manaha).

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How to cite this article:
Wasima Rahman, Rajashree Deka, Bodheswar Kalita, Parag Deka. A comparative study on ichthyofaunal resource of Charan and Manaha Beel of Morigaon District of Assam, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(4):43-51.
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