Identification of fish fauna in River Harrow Hazara Division Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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Identification of fish fauna in River Harrow Hazara Division Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Hakim Khan, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Wahid Shah, Arshad Mehmood
Int. J. Biosci.12( 2), 298-303, February 2018.
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The goal of the current investigation was to find out fish fauna in River Harrow Hazara Division Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The present survey period was 4 years, i.e. from March, 2013 to February, 2017. For this purpose, the River was divided into 5 sampling sites. These sampling sites were Akhora, Dhara, Kharala, Pambala and Sarral. Collection of Ichthyofauna was done with the help of various fish gars. All the collected fish specimens were identified with the help of fish identification keys. The recorded Ichthyofauna belongs to 3 Orders, 6 Families, 13 Genera’s and 15 Species. In the current survey maximum and minimum collection of fish species were carried out from Kharala (10) and Akhora (4) respectively. The current study revealed that family Cyprinidae was the richest one which was represented by 10 Species; Siluridae, Sisoridae, Bagridae, Schilbeidae and Mastacembelidae were represented by only one species each respectively.


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