Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Freshwater fish fauna of Girna River, Dist. Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Author(s): Dr. AD Shelke
Abstract: Present survey was undertaken to report the ichthyofaunal diversity of Girna River. The study was carry out in between January 2016 to April 2016. The fish fauna of River Girna was collected and identified in the present study. A total of 35 fish species belongs to 08 orders, 27 genera of 17 families were recorded. Order Cypriniformes was most dominant group represented by 20 (57.14) species followed by orders Perciformes with 06 (17.14) species. Siluriformes with 03 (8.57) species, Synbranchiformes 02 (5.71) species, Beloniformes 01 (2.85) species, Synodontidae 01 (2.85) species, Scorpaeniformes 01 (2.85) species and Osteoglossiformes 01 (2.85) species. Thus the Girna River has good potential for fish fauna. Out of 35 fish species 29 have least concern status, 01 are near threatened, 02 are Vulnerable, 02 are not evaluated and one is data deficient. This is considered the first study on the ichthyofaunal diversity of Girna River.