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
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.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sachin N Tayade. Fish diversity of Morna River with first report of Ophisternon benghalenses from Maharashtra, India. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(2):674-678.