Vol. 5, Issue 7, Part F (2019)
Studies on ichthyofaunal diversity in some lentic water bodies of Chapra
Dr. Ajay Kumar
Perennial and temporary water sources of Saran Chapra District were investigated for the presence of fish fauna. Fishes were collected by using cast and drag net and brought to laboratory for identification upto species level. These aquatic sources, when investigated revealed the presence of 20 fish species (Puntius conchonius, P.ticto, P.sophore, Heteropneustes fossilis, Channa punctatus, Cyprinus carpio, Cirrihinus mrigal, C. reba, Labeo rohita, Catla catla, Ctenopharyngodon idella, Aspidoparia morar. Amblyopharyngodon gadighari, Danio devario, Mystus vittatus, Wallago attu, Mystus bleekari, Esomus danricus, Trichogaster fasciatus and Chela laubucca) belonging to four orders (Cypriniformes, Siluriformes, Perciformes and Ophiocephaliformes) and six families (Cyprinidae, Saccobranchidae, Ophiocephalidae, Anabantidae, Bagridae and Siluridae The recorded data also showed the presence of two exotic fishes viz Cyprinus carpio and Ctenopharyngodon idella which were introduced by state fishery development in some lentic water bodies. Of the recorded families, family Cyprinidae showed its dominance at all the study sites.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ajay Kumar. Studies on ichthyofaunal diversity in some lentic water bodies of Chapra. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(7):516-519.