Fish Diversity at Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project Area in Mahakali River

Authors

  • Tej B Saund Pancheswar Multipurpose Project, Anamnagar, Kathmandu
  • Jham B Thapa Central Department of Environmental Science Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • Harish P Bhatt Central Department of Environmental Science Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njst.v13i2.7741

Keywords:

fish diversity, fish habitat, water quality parameters

Abstract

A study was carried out to prepare a baseline information on water quality and freshwater fish diversity at Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project area in Mahakali river. The study was conducted in autumn (October 2008) and summer (June 2009). A total of 24 fish species belonging to 3 orders, 4 families and 13 genera were recorded during the investigation period. Cypriniformes was the most dominant order accounting 75% of total fish species. Siluriformes and Synbranchiformes accounted for 21% and 4% of fish species composition respectively. Spawning and rearing areas in study sites were evenly distributed providing a suitable habitat for both cold and warm water fish species. The water quality parameters, i.e., water temperature (20.50-22.63 0C), DO (8.58-11.85 mg/l) and pH (6.93-7.20) were found within the suitable range supporting diverse fish species.

Nepal Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 13, No. 2 (2012) 225-230

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njst.v13i2.7741

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Published

2013-03-10

How to Cite

Saund, T. B., Thapa, J. B., & Bhatt, H. P. (2013). Fish Diversity at Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project Area in Mahakali River. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology, 13(2), 225–230. https://doi.org/10.3126/njst.v13i2.7741

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