Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
A check list of fishes in freshwater lentic ecosystem of Shrungarbandh Lake District Gondia MS
Author(s): GT Paliwal, SV Bhandarkar
Abstract: In Gondia district many of water bodies are being exploited for aquaculture through fishermen’s co-operative societies supported by state fisheries department. The present study is made one of such water body, the beautiful Shrungarbandh Lake. The Shrungarbandh Lake (33 ha) is situated at Bondgaon (Surban) near Bagh-Itiadoh water irrigation Project. In present investigation the fishes were collected by fisherman and identified during 2015-2016. Total 22 fish species were collected & identified belongs to 5 orders, 13 families & 21 genera. The order cypriniformes consists of family Cyprinidae, was the most dominant family having 8 species, order Perciformes consists of 6 families i.e. family Centropomidae (1 species), family Nandidae (1 species), family Gobidae (1 species), Anabantidae (1 species), Ophicephalidae (2 species) and family Mastacembalidae (1 species), order Siluriformes consists of 4 families i.e. family Bagridae (1 species), family Siluridae (2 species), family Claridae (1 species) and family Heteropneustidae (1 species), order Steoglossiformes consists of family Notopteridae (1 species) and order Atheriniformes consists of family Belonidae (1 species). It reveals that the Shrungarbandh Lake is rich in fish population. The proper management, conservation of native fish fauna and utilization is essential for sustenance of a heritage like Shrungarbandh Lake.