Ichthyofaunal distribution in Dinara Pond, Shivpuri Madhya Pradesh, India
Mohor R K, Lodhi R K
Ichthyofaunal biodiversity has enormous economic and aesthetic value and is largely responsible for maintaining and supporting overall environmental health. The aim of the study was to explore the fish fauna of Dinara Pond in Shivpuri district Madhya Pradesh. The pond was constructed for irrigation purpose during ancient time. The present investigation on ichthyofauna is carried out on the Dinara Pond from April 2021 to March 2022. The fishes were collected with the help of local fishermen by using various active and passive gears. During the course of study total 26 species belonging to 14 families and 6 orders. This was the first ever systematic survey on the fish distribution of this pond. Cypriniformes were the most dominant group with recorded 10 species followed by Siluriformes with 5 species, Perciformes with 4 species, Osteoglossiformes, Beloniforme and Synbranchiformes each of with 1 species.