Fish Diversity of Lucknow District (Uttar Pradesh), India


Affiliations

  • The Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow, U.P., India
  • Sri Jai Narain Post Graduate College, Lucknow, U.P., India

Abstract

Lucknow a capital of Uttar Pradesh has vast potential of fish faunal diversity and offers considerable scope of inland fisheries development. Aquaculture activities in rural for most of the fisherman area. In order to establish fish faunal diversity of Lucknow a preliminary, data have been collected with the help of local fish farmers and market survey. Various lentic and lotic water bodies of different locations of the district for 9 months during 2014-2015 have been collected. During the study period, 83 fish species belonging to 58 Genera, 21 Families and 8 Orders have been identified. Cypriniformes was found the dominated Order with 56 species (68%) followed by Perciformes 9 species (11%) and Clupeiformes 6 species (7%). The present study showed that Lucknow possesses rich fish diversity but proper conservation measures are required to maintain sustainability and richness of the species diversity of the district.

Keywords

Fish Diversity, Faunal, Aquaculture Activities, Defragmentation.

Subject Discipline

Environmental Sciences

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