Fish Diversity in Huchharayanakere, Shikaripura, Shivamogga District, Karnataka, India

  • H M Ashashree Sahyadri Science College
  • H A Sayeswara Sahyadri Science College
  • K L Naik Sahyadri Science College
  • N Kumara Swamy D V S College of Arts and Science
  • Nafeesa Begum Sahyadri Science College

Abstract

Fresh water wetlands are fragile ecosystems, which are fast deterioring and shrinking due to manmade activities. The fish composition of Huchharayanakere of Shikaripura was studied for a period of twelve months from January to December 2015. The icthyo-faunal diversity of this pond confirmed the occurrence of 13 species of fishes belonging to 5 families. The family Cyprinidae represented by 9 species. Families Anabantidae, Bagridae, Clupeidae and Notopteridae were represented by only a single species. Simultaneously the physico-chemical condition of the water body revealed that water quality is suitable for fish culture. The study of fish fauna of an aquatic body is useful for planning of fisheries development. The pond needs proper management and utilization of this fish wealth and sustainable steps to monitor and conserve the fish health. The present study revealed that Huchharayanakere of Shikaripura harbors wide varieties of fish with economic importance in local and global trade. The study will provide future strategies for development and fish conservation.

Author Biographies

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Sahyadri Science College (Autonomous), Shivamogga, Karnataka

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Sahyadri Science College (Autonomous), Shivamogga, Karnataka

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Sahyadri Science College (Autonomous), Shivamogga, Karnataka

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D V S College of Arts and Science, Shivamogga, Karnataka

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Sahyadri Science College (Autonomous), Shivamogga, Karnataka

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Published
2016-10-01
How to Cite
ASHASHREE, H M et al. Fish Diversity in Huchharayanakere, Shikaripura, Shivamogga District, Karnataka, India. Mapana Journal of Sciences, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 4, p. 11-22, oct. 2016. ISSN 0975-3303. Available at: <http://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/mapana/article/view/1486>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.12723/mjs.39.2.
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Research Articles