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Exploring of fish fauna in the River Indus, Hazara Region, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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

Key Words: Indus, River, Genus, Keys, identification, Sites

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(2), 153-159, February 2018.

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Abstract

The present survey was conducted to investigate Ichthyofauna in River Indus at Hazara region Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Duration of the current study was 4 years, i.e. March 2013 to February 2017. Five sites were selected from River Indus for fish sampling. These fish sampling sites were Dasu, Pattan, Thakot, Jubda and Biliani respectively. Collection of fishes was carried out by local fisherman and fish gars. From the Biliani maximum collection (10) of fish species was carried out while minimum collection (12) was done from Thakot site. Collectively 26 species of fishes were recorded from all the 5 selected sites. These 26 fish species belongs to 4 Orders, 8 Families and 19 Genera respectively. From the current study, it can be concluded that family Cyprinidae is the dominant family among all the 8 recorded families of the fishes.

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Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Hakim Khan, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Wahid Shah, Arshad Mehmood.
Exploring of fish fauna in the River Indus, Hazara Region, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(2), 153-159, February 2018.
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