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Review of the Research on the Fish Diversity in the River Mahanadi and Identifying the Probable Potential Ornamental Fishes among them with reference to Threats and Conservation Measures

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, New Delhi, INDIA
  • 2PG Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA
  • 3Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 16-24, April,24 (2013)


In the era of globalisation, global warming and climate change are matter of concern to all, whether they are animals, plantsor even micro-organisms. Conservation is the only way that presently exists to save the biodiversity. The fish diversity in theMahanadi River is in no way exceptional from the current impact of global warming and climate change. Althoughsubstantial study on fish diversity of the Mahanadi has been undertaken, classifying the existing diversity of fish species inthe Mahanadi River into ornamental fishes is an untouched area. It is observed from the information and earlier works doneon the fish diversity in the Mahanadi River that a significant number of fish species having potential ornamental propertiesare there amongst them.


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