A Study of Fish Diversity in Bhandara District (MS) India, With Special Emphasis on Pollution and Human Interference in Aquatic habitat

Associate Prof. Dept. of Zoology, Shri Shivaji Science College, Congress Nagar, Nagpur (M. S.) - 440012, India
 
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Present study deals with the inventorization of fish species in District Bhandara of Maharashtra India. The study area is well known as a district of lakes. About 30 lakes, ponds, reservoir and some river habitat at rural and forests areas, are explored to collect the fish species and studied their habitat conditions. In previous literature about 38 species are reported in the study area of which all are collected and reported in terms of low, moderate and optimum distribution according to their availability in the nearby markets. During study period 23 more species are collected from the rural water bodies. Identification of species is done by the literature of Day and Jairam. Mostly human interference in the lakes and rivers are mainly responsible for the less distribution of fishes, pollution load and intense hot climatic conditions affects the growth and distribution fishes. Pollution load during the months of summer turns the fish species to develop certain adaptations. The species having more adaptive capabilities showed more in quantities; however some fish fauna is going on the way of scrub down from the study area. Careless management of some lakes and river and agricultural practices in lakes and river basins pollutes the water which creates hazards for eggs and fries to grow up in the adult fishe.
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A. D. Bobdey
A. D. Bobdey