Studies on fish diversity of Tighra reservoir Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Haneef Bhat, RJ Rao
The fish species identified from the Tighra reservoir resulted into 40 species, belonging to 6 orders, 10 families and 22 genera. The maximum number of 22 fish species belongs to family Cyprinidea with 55% of share, followed by family Channidea and Begridea having 4 species each with 10% share, followed by family Mastacembelidea and Siluridea having 2 species each with 5% share. The family Ambassidea, Belonidea, Clariidea and Heteropneustidea represented by one species each with a share of 2.5%. According to IUCN (2012) out of 40 species of fishes one species is endangered, one is vulnerable, three are near-threatened, one is data deficient and rest species are least concern.