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Biodiversity and conservation of spiny eel (Mastacemblus armatus) in River Indus of district D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan

By: Hameed Ur Rehman, Tahira Nisa, Feroz Khan, Noor Ahmed Bangulzai, Abdul Ghaffar, Muhammad Luqman Khan Bazai, Muhammad Naeem, Raheem Shah, Khalid Usman, Hashim Ud Din, Saifullah Khan

Key Words: Biodiversity, Conservation, Spiny Eel (Mastacemblus armatus), River Indus, D.I. Khan.

Int. J. Biosci. 14(2), 300-305, February 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.2.300-305

Certification: ijb 2019 0148 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

The purpose of current study was to investigate the biodiversity and conservation of Spiny Eel (Mastacemblus armatus) in river Indus of district D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  (KP), Pakistan. In this study, total of 204 fishes in seven days were collected. Among these 102 (32.35%) fishes from Ghafar Wali site, 55 (29.09%) from Dera Board site and 48 (37.5%) were from Allah Huu Mosque of D.I. Khan region. Correlation R value between weight and length for Spiny Eel was greater than 0.5, so no significant correlation is found between length and weight. From the current study it may be concluded that the biodiversity of Spiny Eel is rich because river Indus is a strong aquatic structure with huge fish fauna. A proper law and rules should be followed for the protection of fish population because it is the way to provide proteins to the human population.

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Biodiversity and conservation of spiny eel (Mastacemblus armatus) in River Indus of district D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan

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Hameed Ur Rehman, Tahira Nisa, Feroz Khan, Noor Ahmed Bangulzai, Abdul Ghaffar, Muhammad Luqman Khan Bazai, Muhammad Naeem, Raheem Shah, Khalid Usman, Hashim Ud Din, Saifullah Khan.
Biodiversity and conservation of spiny eel (Mastacemblus armatus) in River Indus of district D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 14(2), 300-305, February 2019.
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