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Mahseer Fishes of River Barak, Jatinga, Dholeswari and Ganol in North East India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (ISC-2011), Pages 7-16,(2012)

Abstract

Ichthyofauna and limnology of the river Barak, Jatinga, Dhaleswari and Ganol in north east India has been investigated. 111 species of fishes including five species of mahseer were recorded from the four rivers. The limnological parameters did not show much abrupt fluctuation with temperature of air 25-300C, Water 24-260C, pH 6.56-9.58, Conductivity 63-165.63 µmho/cm, Dissolved Oxygen 5.42-7.61 mg/l, Free CO2 7.25-28.47 mg/l, Total Alkalinity 20-121.95 mg/l. Except the major water quality like pH and dissolved oxygen all the other parameter supports mahseer fishery in these rivers mainly in Ganol and Barak.

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