Ichthyofaunal diversity of of Guathia Taal, a wetland of district Bahraich, U.P. (India)
Sadguru Prakash, Dilip Kumar Yadav
Fishes are very important components of the wetlands and they play an important role in food wed. The results of the present study reveal that occurrence of 29 fish species belonging to 20 genera 14 families and 8 orders. The member of order Cypriniformes were dominated by 10 species followed by Siluriformes (7 species); Ophiocephaliformes (3 species); Perciformes (4 species); Osteoglossiformes (1 species); Clupiformes(1species); Beloniformes (1 species) and Synbranchiformes (2 species). As per latest version of IUCN Red List, out of 29 fish species identified, 1 species comes under EN(Endangered), 1 under NT (Near threatened),1 under VU (Vulnerable), 3 under NE (not evaluated) and 23 under LC (least concern) so far. All the species reported in the present study are reporting first time under mopping survey programme. It is concluded that the fish in this area are under threat due to anthropogenic activities such as overfishing and pollution of the river. Therefore, conservation action plan are needed for conservation of rare and threatened fish in this area. The considerable attention should be paid to conserve fish species comes under EN and NT categories.
Sadguru Prakash, Dilip Kumar Yadav. Ichthyofaunal diversity of of Guathia Taal, a wetland of district Bahraich, U.P. (India). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 38-41