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

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part F

The Biodiversity of fish fauna in Indrapuri Dam Rohtas district, Bihar (India)

Author(s): A Gunasekar and S Suthakar Isaac

Abstract: Biodiversity specifies the potential of any aquatic system and also represents its trophic status. It is very much necessary to have a sufficient knowledge of the constituent biota especially for the purpose of conservation and management of the inland water resources such as rivers, reservoirs and ponds. The present study deals with the diversity of fish fauna found in Indrapuri Dam of district Rohtas. The diversity of fish fauna has never been studied in the Indrapuri dam of district Rohtas. In this study, the diversity of freshwater fishes of Indrapuri Dam was studied and assessed from August, 2015 to January, 2016.The aim of the paper was to assess the variety and abundance of the important fish fauna inhabiting in this region. We documented and described 25 freshwater fish species of Indrapuri dam that were belonging to the 5 orders and 12 families and 21 genera. Among them, three species were belonging to the family Bagridae, five species were belonging to Schilbeidae, two species were belonging to Siluridae and Cichlidae, six species were belonging to Cyprinidae while the remaining other families i.e., Clariidae, Erethistidae, Heteropneustidae, Pangasiidae, Mastacembelidae, Channidae and Notopteridae were represented by only single species. To save fish diversity and to develop a sustainable fishery practices, proper documentation, leading to diversity information system is an urgent need. The paper also describes the species composition with their relative contributions and a few important findings that may help to better understand the current scenario of ichthyofaunal diversity. Hence, the results of our present study would deliver useful information about the diversity of fish fauna of Indrapuri dam that could be useful later treasured in the systematic, fisheries management and conservation.

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How to cite this article:
A Gunasekar, S Suthakar Isaac. The Biodiversity of fish fauna in Indrapuri Dam Rohtas district, Bihar (India). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(2):416-419.
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