International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2015, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part A
Cultivable fish species of river awe, Nasarawa state, Nigeria
The River Awe was investigated for its diverse fish fauna with the aid of conventional fishing gears. 10 Orders, 21 Families, 24 Genera and 37 Species were found. Conventional and unconventional cultivable species found were: Tilapia sp
., Clarias gariepinus
, Labeo coubie
, Parchanna obscura, Bagrus sp
., Heterotis niloticus
, Lates niloticus Gymnarchus niloticus
and Citharinus Citharus
. The study concludes that indigenous fish species discovered can be better exploited for their cultivable potentials if they are prioritized in response to the countryâ€™s aquaculture potentials to enhance fish food protein sufficiency and empower the citizenry.
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B.B. Ngueku. Cultivable fish species of river awe, Nasarawa state, Nigeria. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2015;2(2):15-19.