International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part O (2016)
A checklist of freshwater fishes at Katphal Lake, Tal- Sangola, Dist- Solapur (M.S.) India
Mirgane AP and AC Kumbhar
The present investigation has been conducted to identify the fishes of the Katphal lake from January 2014 to December 2014. Samples were collected monthly with help the of local fishermen by using fishing nets. Total 21 species of fishes were collected and identified during the study period, which belongs to 6 orders, 12 families and 17 genera. The order Cypriniformes consist of two families i.e. Cyprinidae and Ambassidae. The Cyprinidae was the most dominant family having 7 species and the family Ambassidae with 1 species, the order Perciformes consist of 3 families i.e. family Channidae (2 species), Cichlidae (1 species), Gobiidae (1 species). The order Osteoglossiformes consist of 1 family i.e. Notopteridae (2 species). The order Siluriformes consist of 4 families i.e. family Bagridae (1 species), family Clariidae (1 species), family Heteropneustidae (1 species) and family Siluridae (1 species), while order Synbranchiformes consist of 1 family i.e. Mastacembelidae (2 species). It is confirmed that the Katphal lake is rich in fish population. There is necessary of proper management and utilization of this fish wealth and conservation of native fish fauna by the sustainable management steps.
How to cite this article:
Mirgane AP, AC Kumbhar. A checklist of freshwater fishes at Katphal Lake, Tal- Sangola, Dist- Solapur (M.S.) India. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):991-995.