Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
A study on diversity of ornamental fish species available in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, India
Author(s): Ravi Ranjan, Anjana Verma
Abstract: This current work based on an extensive survey on the indigenous ornamental fishes available in the Bokaro district, Jharkhand, India over a period of seventeen months from April 2016 to August 2017.Study reveals that a total forty one species of ornamental fishes were found under nineteen family and six order. Among the all families Cyprinidae was the most dominant and diversified fish group which contains fifteen species of fishes followed by Channidae with four species, Cichlidae and Bagaridae with three species, Ambassidae and Mastecembelidae with two species of fishes and one species of each Allidae, Anabatidae Sisoridae, Claridae, Heteropnustidae, Siluridae, Mugilidae, Notopteridae, Belonltidae, Gobiidae, Botiidae, Belitoridae and Cobitidae. Further it is found that Cypriniformes has the most dominant order contains eighteen species followed by Perciformes with twelve species, Siluriformes with eight species, Synbranchiformes with two species and one species of each Mugilliformes and Oesteoglossiformes. Present study shows that there is very good population of ornamental fish species present in the Bokaro district of Jharkhand .Many of these fish species regarded as a good domestic as well as export market since few years so these fishes are very important for ornamental point of view. But due to some anthropogenic and natural reason the availability of these fishes decline day-by-day. Now, it is need for present time to conserve these fishes for their long term sustainability.