2018, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part B
Ichthyo faunal diversity in the kalinga dal reservoir at foot hills of Mahendragiri, Mandasa Mandal, Andhra Pradesh State: India
Author(s): Rama Rao K
Abstract: Kalinga Dal reservoir fish faunal diversity was studied two consequent years from February-2016 to January-2018. Samples were collected bimonthly with help of local fishermen by using fishing craft and gear. A total of 57 species of fishes belonging to seven orders such as Cypriniformes dominated with 47.37% followed by Perciformes 21.05%, Siluriformes 17.54%, Channiformes 7.02%, Angulliformes 3.51%, Cyprinodontiformes and Osteoglossiformes each contributed with 1.75%. The number and percentage composition of population status were calculated to 31.58% common, 24.56% moderate, 22.81% abundant and 20.34% rare species were identified in the Kalinga Dal reservoir. According to IUCN (2017-3) 82.47% species of fish were least concerned (LC), 7.02% near threatened, 5.26% not evaluate (NE), 1.75% data deficient (DD), endangered (ED) and vulnerable (VU).
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How to cite this article:
Rama Rao K. Ichthyo faunal diversity in the kalinga dal reservoir at foot hills of Mahendragiri, Mandasa Mandal, Andhra Pradesh State: India. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2018; 5(2): 89-96.