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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part C

Post-dredging fish species composition and relative abundance of kubanni reservoir Zaria, Kaduna state Nigeria


Author(s): Daniel N, Balogun JK, Bamaiyi C and Udeh Lo

Abstract: A survey of fish species composition and relative abundance of Kubanni reservoir was conducted from February 2017 to January 2018 after dredging. 2009 fish, comprising fourteen species belonging to 7 families were caught using an experimental gill net. Family Cichlid has the highest abundance rate of 1091 followed by Latidae with 382. Oreochromis niloticus dominated the catches with 918(45.69%) followed by Lates niloticus with 382 (19.01). The fish family Cichlid was found to be dominant in all the habitats during the sampling period, followed by Latidae and Schilbeidae. Gillnet with the smaller mesh size has the highest number of catch. The result of fish species composition and relative abundance after dredging shows no significant difference to what was reported before dredging, which could be due to short time exposure of the fish to the effect of the dredging.

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How to cite this article:
Daniel N, Balogun JK, Bamaiyi C, Udeh Lo. Post-dredging fish species composition and relative abundance of kubanni reservoir Zaria, Kaduna state Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(4):172-177.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies