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Exploring and identification of fish fauna of River Swat At District Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan

Waheed Ur Rehman, Naqeeb Ullah, Farman Ullah Jan, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Usman, Waqas Ahmad, Shabir Ahmed, Sardar Azhar Mehmood, Salman Khan, Sanam Mazar

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.13(5), 153-157, November 2018

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A preliminary survey was carried out in which Ichthyo diversity of river swat locally called river Khiali was determine, that flows through district Charsadda Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, during the year 2017. The current study was conducted from March to July 2017 in order to explore and identify the fish fauna of River Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. In this study, a total of 13 fish species belonging to 4 orders, and 7 families were collected.  Cyprinidae was the richest family of present survey. The fish species collected are below as Barilius vagra, Puntius sophore, Cirrhinus mrigala, Tor macrolepis, Carassius auratus, Glyptothorax cavia, Glyptothorax sufii, Gagata pakistanica, Mystus bleekeri, Clupisoma naziri, Channa punctatus, Ompok pabda and Mastacembelus armatus. Hence, the result of our present study would provide useful information about the diversity of fish fauna of River swat that could be later valuable in the systematic, fisheries management and conservation.

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