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Study of Ichthyofaunal Biodiversity of Rajnandgaon town, CG, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Deptt. of Zoology, G.V.Y.T. College, Durg, CG, INDIA
  • 2 Deptt. of Zoology, Govt. College, Khertha, Distt. Balod, CG, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 21-24, February,10 (2013)


Freshwater fish biodiversity is poorly studied. There is no proper documentation on freshwater fish resources of Rajnandgaon. This study aims to prepare database of fishes found in Rajnandgaon town. Fishes are the unique creature of animal world. It is one of the good food source and is able to combat problem of malnutrition. Rajnandgaon district is basically a tribal district. This is the first study to catalogue species of fishes found in Rajnandgaon town. Rajnandgaon is centrally situated in Chhattisgarh state. Sheonath river is major river of Chhattisgarh having its origin in Rajnandgaon district. Total 45 species from different sampling station were recorded. Recorded fish species were classified in 6 order, 15 families and 32 Genera. Order Cyprniformes comprised of 5 families Cyprinidae, Siluridae, Bagridae, Saccobranchidae and Clariidae were found as a dominant group. The main fishes found are Catla catla, Cirrhinus mrigala, Labeo rohita, Cyprinus carpio, Clarius batrachus and Oreochromis mossambicus


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