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Diversity of Fish Fauna from Downstream Zone of River Mahisagar, Gujarat State, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Division of Fishery and Aquatic Biology, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 2Division of Fishery and Aquatic Biology, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 14-15, April,24 (2013)


Documentation of biodiversity has become very important aspect of science now a day due to various environmentalinfluences. Fish diversity of any regime has great significance in assessment of that zone reference to environment andpollution, as well as contributes to the necessary information for fisheries. Several fishes are considered bio-indicators also.River Mahisagar is one of the major perennial westward flowing rivers of Gujarat State. This river receives tremendous loadof pollution in its middle and downstream zones, also highly influenced by tidal inflow from Gulf of Cambay. Here in thisstudy an attempt was made to document fish diversity of downstream zone of this river in post monsoon season. Total 26bony fishes from various families were recorded.


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