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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part B

Diversity of freshwater fishes in the eastern part of Purba Medinipur district of West Benga


Author(s): Bablu Ali Khan and Basudev Mandal

Abstract: Present study emphasis the availability of freshwater fishes in the Kolaghat, Panskura-1, and Sahid matangini block of Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal, India. In this study total of 61 fish species were found in the different fish market that is Mecheda Bazar, Siddha Bazar, Sagarbar Bazar of Kolaghat block, Panskura station road market, Chakdaha Bazar, Keshapat Bazar of Panskura-1 block, and Dhalhara Bazar, Kaktia Bazar of Sahid matangini block from January-2020 to March-2020. Among the species, Cypriniformes were the most leading order of the total fish diversity followed by Perciformes, Siluriformes, Synbranchiformes, Osteoglossiformes, Mugiliformes, Characiformes, and Decapoda. The major groups belongs to according to species abundance Labeo rohita, Labeo bata, Labeo boga, Cirrhinus reba, Labeo calbasu, Catla catla, Cirrhinus mrigala, Hypophthalmicthys molitrix, Hypophthalmicthys nobilis, Cyprinus carpio, Ctenopharyngodon idella, Carassius auratus, Puntius sarana, Puntius ticto, Puntius chola, Puntius sophore, Chagunius chagunio, Puntius javanicus, Puntius conchonius, Amblypharyngodon mola, Esomus danricus (Cypriniformes); Chanda nama, Parambassis ranga, Anabas testudineus, Channa punctata, Channa marulius, Channa striata, Channa gachua, Channa orientalis, Oreochromis mossambica, Oreochromis niloticus, Nandus nandus, Trichogaster fasciata, Trichogaster lalius (Perciformes); Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, Pangasius pangasius, Mystus tengara, Mystus vittatus, Mystus aor, Wallago attu, Ompok bimaculatus, Ompak pabda, Ompak pabo, Heteropneustes fossilis, Clarias batrachus, Clarias gariepinus, Clarias dussumieri (Siluriformes); Macrognathus pancalus, Macrognathus aral, Macrognathus aculeatus, Mastacembelus armatus (Synbranchiformes); Chitala chitala, Notopterus notopterus (Osteoglossiformes); Rhinomugil corsula (Mugiliformes); Colossoma macropomum (Characiformes); Macro brachium rosenbergii, Macro brachium malcolmsonii, Macro brachium idea, Macro brachium villosimanus, Macro brachium americanum, Macro brachium assamense (Decapoda). This study will lead to a better understanding of the freshwater fish diversity of Kolaghat, Panskura-1, and Sahid matangini block for development and conservation planning processes.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i1b.2399

Pages: 153-158  |  114 Views  21 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Bablu Ali Khan, Basudev Mandal. Diversity of freshwater fishes in the eastern part of Purba Medinipur district of West Benga. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(1):153-158. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i1b.2399
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