FISH DIVERSITY OF MAL GAD STREAM NEAR PUROLA TOWN FROM UTTARKASHI DISTRICT, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

  • RAJESH RAYAL Department of Zoology, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, SGRR University, Patel Nagar, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.
  • AKSHITA BHATT Department of Zoology, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, SGRR University, Patel Nagar, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India.
  • PANKAJ BAHUGUNA Aquatic Biodiversity Laboratory, Department of Zoology, B.D. Govt. P.G. College, Jaiharikhal-246193, Uttarakhand, India.
  • H. K. JOSHI Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College Chaubattakhal, Pauri Garhwal – 246162, Uttarakhand, India.
Keywords: Fish diversity, Garhwal Himalaya, mal gad stream, different order stream

Abstract

The present study deals with the observation of Ichthyofauna diversity of the different order hillstream from Mal Gad near Purola town, Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. Total of four species viz. Noemacheilus montanus, Noemacheilus rupicula, Tor chelynoides, Mastacembelus armatus were present in the 1st order stream. Ten fish species were noticed in the 2nd order Mal Gad stream (Barilius bendelisis, Noemacheilus montanus, Noemacheilus rupicula, Noemacheilus denisonii, Schizothorax richardsonii, Schizothorax plagiostomus, Barilius vagra, Barilius barna, Tor chelynoides, and Mastacembelus armatus). The presence of fish diversity was directly related to the profile of stream pattern and physicochemical parameters, temperature, and discharge of water.

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Published
2021-07-02
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RAYAL, R., BHATT, A., BAHUGUNA, P., & JOSHI, H. K. (2021). FISH DIVERSITY OF MAL GAD STREAM NEAR PUROLA TOWN FROM UTTARKASHI DISTRICT, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 42(14), 54-59. Retrieved from https://mbiimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2260
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