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Categorization of fish fauna from River Siran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By: Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Hakim Khan, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Wahid Shah, Arshad Mehmood

Key Words: Siran, River, Fish, Genus, Collection, Keys.

Int. J. Biosci. 12(2), 260-266, February 2018.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.2.260-266

Certification: ijb 2018 0253 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

The main aim of the current research was to find out fish fauna from River Siran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Time period of the current study was 4 years, i.e. March, 2013 to February, 2017. For a collection of Ichthyofauna, 5 sites were selected from River Siran which were Jabori, Dader, Shinkiari, Khaki and Beer respectively. All the fishes were collected by various fish gars. The collected fish species were identified with the help of various fish identification keys. A total of 28 fish species were recorded from all the selected sampling sites. These identified fish species comprising 4 Orders, 9 Families and 21 Genera respectively. The majority of fish species were recorded from the Khaki sampling station. Furthermore, Family Cyprinidae was found the richest family, which comprising 16 Species.

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Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Hakim Khan, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Wahid Shah, Arshad Mehmood.
Categorization of fish fauna from River Siran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 12(2), 260-266, February 2018.
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