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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part K (2016)

Fish diversity of Morna River with first report of Ophisternon benghalenses from Maharashtra, India

Author(s)
Dr. Sachin N Tayade
Abstract
The fresh water fish community of the Morna River in Washim and Akola districts of Maharashtra was studied for a period of one year (August 2012 to July 2014). A total of 30 fish species were recorded during the study belonging to 10 families and 5 orders. Among these, Ophisternon bengalense was first time reported from Maharashtra on West coast of India. Family Cyprinidae was dominant comprising 46% of species followed by Notopteridae, Balitoridae, Channidae, Bagaridae, Siluridae and Mastocembelidae (7% each), Gobidae, Ambassidae, Symbranchidae, and Claridae (3% each). This clearly illustrates the fish diversity of the Morna River. Among the reported species of fishes juvenile of Ophisternon bengalense is first time reported from Maharashtra.
Pages: 674-678  |  643 Views  36 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sachin N Tayade. Fish diversity of Morna River with first report of Ophisternon benghalenses from Maharashtra, India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(2): 674-678.
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