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Exploring and Identification of Fish Fauna of River Jindi at District Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan

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Waheed Ur Rehman, Ghani Ur Rehman, Farman Ullah Jan, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sadia Roshan, Shazia Shams, Kaleem Khan, Shahid Raza,Haleema Sadia, Rais Ahmed, Nadia Khanam, Muhammad Naeem Shahwani, Kamran Akhter, Muhammad Younas

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 2), 355-362, August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.2.355-362


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A study on the fish fauna of River Jindi at Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan was conducted, with an aim to determine fresh records of fish fauna from March to July, 2017. For fish distribution a 20 km belt of the river was explored for five months and every effort was made to collect the fish specimens by any legal mean. In this study, a total of 14 fish species belonging to 5 orders, 6 families and 9 genera was recorded. Cyprinidae was the richest family and was represented by 6 species, Sisoridae by 3 species, Channidae by 2 species, Mastacembelidae, Nemacheidae and Belonidae by single species. The fish species collected are Barilius vagra, Barilius pakistanicus, Barilius modestus, Carassius auratus, Puntius ticto, Puntius conchonius, Schistura alepidota, Glyptothorax punjabensis, Gagata pakistanica, Gagata cenia, Mastacembelus armatus, Channa punctatus, Channa gachua and Xenentodon cancila. The present studies was very helpful to evaluate the present fish fauna of River Jindi and also the need of conservation of different fish species in this river in future.


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Exploring and Identification of Fish Fauna of River Jindi at District Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan

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