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Effect of some basic physicochemical parameters of water on diversity of ichthyofauna in Jinnah Barrage, Mianwali district Punjab, Pakistan

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Syed Sikandar Habib, Hameed Ur Rehman, Saira Naz, Haleema Sadia, Shahid Raza, Muhammad Zeeshan Malik, Umair Ashraf, Ayesha Ameer, Samina Bibi, Bushra Kalsoom, Bushra Mishaal, Afifa Asif, Raima Maryam

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 1), 439-447, July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.1.439-447


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In this context, a study was conducted to evaluate how the physicochemical parameters of water affect the diversity of fish fauna in Jinnah Barrage. A sampling data were collected of six months from July to December 2017 on every weekend survey to the barrage. The standard method of AOAC [1] was used for the determination of different water parameters including (temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates). The result was compared to the standard values, which showed that the nitrogen compounds and other parameters of water in Jinnah barrage were in proper limit. This indicates favorable conditions for fish growth and diversity. During this six month time about twenty six types of species were identified from the Jinnah Barrage which were belonging to ten families including Cyprinidae, Bagridae, Schilbediae, Sisoridae, Siluridae, Cichlidae, Channidae, Notopteridae, Mastacembelidae and Clupeidae. That was the highest diversity which was first time recorded in Jinnah barrage.


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Effect of some basic physicochemical parameters of water on diversity of ichthyofauna in Jinnah Barrage, Mianwali district Punjab, Pakistan

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