International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2019, Vol. 6 Issue 4, Part A
First report of two fish species: Chanda nama, and Hetropneustes fossilis from Begnas Lake
Md. Akbal Husen, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Agni Prasad Nepal, Asha Rayamajhi and Sunita Chand
This paper aims to report the two fish species appeared in the catches of Begnas Lake, which is new to this lake. Daily fish catch data and morphometric measurements were recorded for each species. Daily fish catch record from Begnas Lake showed that two fish species Chanda nama
, and Hetropneustes fossilis
were appeared in the catches of Begnas Lake. The first report of Hetropneustes fossilis
was during June 2016 and Chanda nama
was appeared in the catches from July 2018 from Begnas Lake. In the earlier studies, these two species have been already reported from water resources of Nepal. How these two fish species have been introduced in this lake is still unknown. The analysis of eight months catch data showed that both species catches has steadily increased from this lakes. It showed that these species have been self-recruiting in the Begnas Lake. The recorded weight (mean Â± SD) of Chanda nama
was 3.54 Â± 1.18g, and Hetropneustes fossilis
was 20.38 Â±6.84g. At present both fish species have been used for food only. Since, Chanda nama
attributes for ornamental fish and if it is catch live, it could be sold as ornamental fish to the aquarium fish traders and shops with more worth.
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Md. Akbal Husen, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Agni Prasad Nepal, Asha Rayamajhi and Sunita Chand. First report of two fish species: Chanda nama, and Hetropneustes fossilis from Begnas Lake. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2019;6(4):44-49.