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Study of Ichthyofaunal Biodiversity of Turkaulia Lake, East-Champaran, Bihar, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Post-Graduate Dept. of Zoology, MS College, Motihari, BRA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 1, Issue (2), Pages 21-24, September,22 (2012)


The present study on ichthyofaunal biodiversity of an ox-bow lake i.e. Turkaulia lake of East Champaran was carried out from June 2011 to July 2012, for a period of one year. Fishes are very important from the biodiversity point of view. Therefore, during the present investigation, fishes were collected and identified. The aim of this study was to reveal the faunastic diversity of fish species in this lake. The various fishes collected from this lake are found to be very common in respect of other lentic and lotic water bodies of Champaran-belt and are represented by 9 orders, 18 families, 27 genera and 40 species. The family Cyprinidae was observed as the most abundant of all, consisting 14 species. Although, 40 species were recorded, genus puntius was the dominant, followed by carps and cat fishes.


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