Taxonomic status of Ichthyofauna in River Kunhar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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Taxonomic status of Ichthyofauna in River Kunhar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Khalid Usman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Khalid Pervaiz, Hakim Khan, Sahibzada Muhammad Jawad, Wahid Shah, Arshad Mehmood
J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 2), 86-91, February 2018.
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A study was carried out to record Ichthyofauna from River Kunhar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The study period was 4 years, i.e. from March, 2013 to February, 2017. During the survey, 5 sites were selected for Ichthyofauna collection and the selected fish sampling sites were Jalkhad, Naran, Kaghan, Balakot and Rara respectively. After collection all the fishes were identified by fish identification keys. Over all 9 species were collected from the selected sites of the River Kunhar. Highest number (7) of fish species were collected from the Rara sampling station while the lowest (4) were recorded from Jalkhad site. From the current study, it can be concluded that high altitude hilly area rivers are most suitable for the survival of trout fish especially Rainbow and Brown trouts.


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