Fish diversity of Atal Sagar Dam in Shivpuri distrit, Madhya Pradesh, India
RK Lodhi, Singh Y, Gurjwar RK, Rao RJ
The aim of the study was to explore the fish fauna of Atal Sagar Dam in Shivpuri district Madhya Pradesh.The study was conducted during Feb 2018 to Jan 2019. Fish diversity was assessed by calculating the various diversity indices such as Shannon Weiner index (H), Simpson Dominance Index (D), Simpson index of diversity (1-D), Gibson’s Evenness (E) and Margalef index of species richness. The survey indicated that the fish fauna of Atal Sagar Dam consists of 22 species belonging to 6 order and 11family Out of them Cypriniformes order is the most dominant group with recorded 10 species, Siluriformes consists of 5species,Perciformes 4 species, Osteoglossiformes consist 1 species, Beloniformes followed1species, Synbranchiformes consist1species during studyShannon-Weiner diversity index of five different sampling sites showed variation and ranged from 2.77 to 1.97.The highest fish diversity was recorded at site 2 and lowest fish diversity at site 4. Maximum species richness was observed in site 2 as compared to other sites of Atal Sagar Dam.
RK Lodhi, Singh Y, Gurjwar RK, Rao RJ. Fish diversity of Atal Sagar Dam in Shivpuri distrit, Madhya Pradesh, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 46-49