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Current status of indigenous ornamental fish species diversity of Egra-I block in Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Aquaculture Management, Khejuri College, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India

Res. J. Animal, Veterinary and Fishery Sci., Volume 11, Issue (1), Pages 21-24, May,24 (2023)


Ornamental fishes have attractive colour in nature. This study was conducted on indigenous ornamental fish species diversity of Egra-I block in Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal, India from March 2021 to December 2022. Total 25 native ornamental fishes under 15 genera, 13 families and 7 orders were found during the investigation period. The maximum number of species belonging to order Siluriformes followed by Anabantiformes and Cypriniformes. This survey observed that many of the available ornamental fish species are endemic to some places. Of the fish species available, many are of tremendous economic importance. In the present research, all the water bodies of Egra-I block of Purba Medinipur district were thoroughly surveyed for natural ornamental fishes.


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