Fish Diversity in two Tributaries of River Narmada, Central India.
Vipin Vyas and Kripal Singh Vishwakarma
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
In the present study on Sip and Jamner River tributaries of River Narmada
in Central India, between May 2011 and April 2012. The fish composition comprised
34 species of fishes belonging to 17 genera, 8 families and 3 orders were identified. A
total of 427 and 112 individuals were caught from Sip and Jamner stations,
respectively. The most abundant group of fish was the Cypriniforimes. The dominant
species, Rasbora daniconius consisted 30.08%of the population. Fisheries resources
are on the decline in India due to over exploitation and inadequate management of her
inland waters. For sustainability of these resources, an adequate knowledge of species
composition, diversity and relative abundance of her water bodies must be understood
and vigorously pursued.