International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Studies on the Ichthyofauna of Kararia Lake of Motihari, East-Champaran, Bihar, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Post-Graduate Department of Zoology, M.S. College, Motihari (B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur), East - Champaran, Bihar, INDIA
  • 2Post-Graduate Department of Zoology, M.S. College, Motihari (B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur), East - Champaran, Bihar, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 8-12, May,24 (2013)


The present study was undertaken to analyse the Ichthyofauna of Kararia lake of Motihari (District- East Champaran) ofBihar for duration of one year from January to December 2012. Among vertebrates, fishes are one of the most importantgroups of varied diversity. Fishes are very important as they are useful indicators of aquatic ecosystem. Fishes providecheap sources of protein, fat, vitamin A and D, minerals as well as several fish by-products and recreation. During theichthyofaunal studies, the fishes collected from Kararia lake were contributed by 33 species which belongs to 21 genera, 14families under 9 orders. Out of these 33 species family Cyprinidae was dominant of all with 11 species


  1. Jain R., Choudhary P. and Dhakad N.K., Study onichthyofaunal diversity of Bilawali Tank in Indore (M.P.), J. Chem. Bio. Phy. Sci. Sec. B, 3(1), 336-344 (2012-2013)
  2. Hamzah N., Assessment on water quality and biodiversitywithin Sungai Batu Pahat, Master of Thesis, UniversityTeknologi Malaysia, 124 (2007)
  3. Mittermeier R.A. and Mitemeier C.G., MegadiversityEarth’s Biological Wealthiest Nation, In Mc Allister, D.E.A. Lttamiltion and B Harvey (Eds.), Global fresh waterBiodiversity, Sea Wind Cemex, Mexico City 1-40 (1997)
  4. Jayram K.C., The freshwater fishes of Indian region, Narendra Publication House, Delhi (1999)
  5. Kar D.A., Kumar C. Bohra and Singh L.K., Fishes of Barakdrainage, Mizoram and Tripura, In: Environment, Pollutionand Management. APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi604: 203-211 (2003)
  6. Kumar Niraj, Study of ichthyofaunal biodiversity ofTurkaulia lake, East-Champaran, Bihar, India, I. Res. J.Environment Sci., 1(2), 21-24 (2012)
  7. Kumar Niraj and Singh N. P., Studies on physico-chemicalcharacteristics of Turkaulia Lake, a natural ox-bow lake ofEast-Champaran in relation to growth of zooplankton andfish culture, 20th All India Congress of Zoology, CIFE,Mumbai, 140 (2009)
  8. National Wetland Atlas: Bihar, Ministry of Environmentand Forest, Government of India, Space ApplicationCentre, ISRO, Ahmadabad (2010)
  9. CDP (2010-2030) Motihari, Executive Summary, UrbanDevelopment and Housing Department, Government ofBihar, (2010)
  10. Mishra K. S., An aid to the identification of the commoncommercial fishes of India and Pakistan, Res. Indian Mus.,57(1-4), 320 (1962)
  11. Hamilton F., An account of the fishes found in the riverGanges and its branches, Archibald Constable and Co.London, 1-39 (1822)
  12. Day F., The fauna of British India including Ceylon andBurma, Fishes, 1 (1889)
  13. Shrivastava G., Fishes of U.P. and Bihar. 7th Edition,Vishwavidyalaya Prakashan, Varanasi, India (1998)
  14. Talwar P.K. and Jhingran A.G., Inland fishes of India andadjacent countries, Vol. 1 and 2, Oxford and IBHPublishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, (1991)
  15. Jayram K.C., The freshwater fishes of India, Pakistan,Burma and Srilanka, Handbook of Zoological Survey ofIndia, 2, XII+475 (1991)
  16. Vishwanath W., Fishes of North East India: A field guide tospecies identification, Manipur University-NATPPublication (2002)
  17. (2013)
  18. Eknath C. N. The seasonal fluctuation of physico-chemicalparameters of Mula-Mutha at Pune, India and their impacton fish biodiversity, Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and FisherySci., 1(1), 11-16 (2013)
  19. Choubey K. and Qureshi Y., Study of Ichthyofaunalbiodiversity of Rajnandgaon town, CG, India, Int. Res. J.Biological Sci., 2(2), 21-24 (2013)
  20. Zeena K.V. and Jameela Beevi K.S., Fish diversity inIthipuzha and Murinjapuzha, Kerala, India, J. Bombay Nat.Hist. Soc., 108(2), 98-102 (2011)
  21. Dhamak R.M., Tilekar B.B., Ghadage M.K., Theurkar S.V.and Patil S.B., Phytoplanktons variation with respect toichthyofaunal studies of Bhandardara Dam, MS., India,Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., 1(2), 7-8(2013)
  22. Bhalerao S.N., Study of fish diversity and water quality atKasar Sai Dam, Hinjewadi, Pune, MS, India, I. Res. J. Biol.Sci. 1(4), 51-55 (2012)
  23. Barbhuiya A.H., Mahseer fishes of river Barak, Jatinga,Dholeswari and Ganol in North East India, Res. J. Recent.Sci., 1(ISC 2011), 7-16 (2011)
  24. Theurkar S.V., Takalakar D.L., Jadhav S.S. and PawarR.M., Diversity and composition of fishes of ChaskamanDam, Rajgurunagar, part of northern western ghats, Pune,MS, India, Res. J. Animal. Veterinary and Fishery Sci. 1(1),7-10 (2013)