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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020, 8(1), 21-24
DOI: 10.12691/aees-8-1-3
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Diversity Status of Fishes in Mauns and Chaurs of Samastipur, N.Bihar

Kumari Sushma Saroj1, and Jitendra Prasad2

1Department of Zoology, Dr. L.K.V.D. College, Tajpur, Samastipur

2Department of Zoology, Samastipur College, Samastipur

Pub. Date: January 05, 2020

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Kumari Sushma Saroj and Jitendra Prasad. Diversity Status of Fishes in Mauns and Chaurs of Samastipur, N.Bihar. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 8(1):21-24. doi: 10.12691/aees-8-1-3


Extensive field survey and fish sampling was done to assess the abundance and distribution of fishes in flood plain wetlands specially mauns and chaurs in Samastipur district of N. Bihar. A total of 43 species from 31 genera, 18 families and 8 orders were reported. The survey result showed that among the total fish species collected, Order Cypriniformes held a major portion of the district’s fish fauna. Fish of the Family Cyprinidae was the most abundant (37.2% of the total fish species), followed by the Family Channidae (9.3%) & Bagridae. As far as conservation status is concerned the percentage of fish under the threatened category is almost up to 25.5% i.e. 2.32% endangered, 2.32% near threatened and 20% vulnerable of the total collected fish species while status of 58.13% was Lower risk near threatened. A large number of them have edible as well as aquarium species value.

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