International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2017, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part A
Present status of fish biodiversity in Jamunashwori river under Mithapukur upazilla Rangpur, Bangladesh
Md. Abdul Halim, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Md. Shahidul Islam and AHM Kohinoor
The present study was continued to measure present status of fish biodiversity in Jamunashwori river under Mithapukur upazilla, Rangpur, Bangladesh for a period three months from January to March 2017. The survey was done by questionnaire interviews of fishermen, focus group discussions (FGD), key informant interviews (KII) and secondary data collection. The present study had revealed the presence of 46 species under 18 family of fish from the Jamunashwori river. Among the recorded 46 species; 18 species were abundant (39.13%), 11 species common (23.91%), 11 species less common (23.91%) and 6 species were rare (13.04%) respectively. Catfishes (21.74%) were the most dominant group followed by Carps (19.56%), Barbs and Minnows (15.22%), Perches (10.87%), Snakeheads (87.70%), Eels (6.52%) and Miscellaneous (17.39%) respectively. According to IUCN (2015a, b) 46 species were recorded that 73.91% were least concern, 4.38% vulnerable, 10.87% near threat and 10.87% endanger respectively. This study will be very helpful to identify areas of high fish biodiversity and to select nature reserves to mitigate the loss of fish biodiversity in the Jamunashwori river.
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Md. Abdul Halim, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Md. Shahidul Islam and AHM Kohinoor. Present status of fish biodiversity in Jamunashwori river under Mithapukur upazilla Rangpur, Bangladesh. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2017;4(3):26-31.