International Journal of Zoology Studies

ISSN: 2455-7269

Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

Seasonal fish faunal diversity and water quality of Jamuna River in south Bengal region

Author(s): Lina Sarkar
Abstract: The diversity of fish species of Jamuna River at six study sites were studied from January 2014 to January 2017 in premonsoon and monsoon and post monsoon season, Hydrological parameters like Dissolved Oxygen, Free Carbondioxide, Ph and total Alkalinity of river water was also studied at the same six study sites in premonsoon and monsoon and post monsoon season following (Sarkar and Banerje 2010), The field work was divided into three different parts of river Jamuna including upper portion of river Jamuna near Kachrapara, middle portion of river Jamuna near Chowberia of Nadia dist and lower portion of river Jamuna near Gobardanga of North 24- paraganas, Extensive surveys were conducted to explore the diversity of fishes, distribution patterns, abundance, threat, and habitat status in the upper, middle, and lower stretch of river Jamuna River a tributary of river Ichamoti, Altogether 46 fish species belonging to 18 families and 36 genera were collected from various sampling sites, The Statistical analysis of the results indicates the uniqueness of this watershed and unfolds a wide prospect of ichthyofaunal diversity which will fulfill the requirement of fish eating people of Bengal.
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