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Title: Fish fauna of Kodayar River, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India
Authors: Canciyal, J.
Kosygin, L.
Mogalekar, H. S.
Das, B. K.
Keywords: Conservation status;Fish fauna;Fishery;Kodayar river
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The fish fauna of Kodayar river has been presented here based on an extensive survey and earlier reports. A systematic enumeration of fish fauna comprised 79 species representing eight orders, 23 families and 47 genera. The Kodayar river constitutes about 5.67 % to the endemic fish diversity of Western Ghats of India. Highest species diversity was observed in the order Cypriniformes and family Cyprinidae. The river supports 70.88 % of food fishes, 53.16 % of ornamental fishes, 29.12 % of cultivable fishes and 17.73 % of sports fishes. The threat status analysis of fishes revealed 10.13 % of species under threatened category of IUCN. The Kodayar river system supports diverse fish fauna worth for rural livelihood through capture, culture, aquarium or sports fishery.
Page(s): 477-484
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.49(03) [March 2020]

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