International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part E
Fish fauna and habitat ecology of the water bodies of Puri district, OdishaAuthor(s):
BK Baliarsingh, SK Swain, Krishakumar K Navaladi and B RathAbstract:
A systematic checklist of fishes of Puri district of Odisha, India was provided. A total of 71 species of fishes under 46 genera, 27 families and 9 orders has been recorded. Highest species diversity was observed in the Cyprinidae (28.1%) followed by Bagridae (12.6%). The fish fauna includes 57 least concern (LC), 4 near threatened (NT), 2 data deficient (DD) and 8 not assessed (NA) as per IUCN. The fish fauna is a composite of primary freshwater fishes, estuarine fishes and widely distributed forms. The present finding indicates that Puri district is blessed with diverse fish fauna including numerous economically important food fishes and ornamental fishes. Fishery status shows existence of 48 species worth for capture fishery, 51 species for ornamental, 19 species for culture and 7 species worth for sports fishery. Water quality of the rivers and creek of the district are not contaminated as the value of pH and DO are within the tolerance limit of class ‘D’. The water quality of the river is considered suitable for fish culture and wildlife propagation.Pages: 413-420 | 201 Views 16 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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BK Baliarsingh, SK Swain, Krishakumar K Navaladi, B Rath. Fish fauna and habitat ecology of the water bodies of Puri district, Odisha. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):413-420.