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  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Fish fauna of Indrayani River, northern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The freshwater fish fauna of the Indrayani River, a northern tributary of the Krishna River system in the Western Ghats of India was studied. A total of 57 species of freshwater fish belonging to 18 families and 39 genera were recorded. However, based on the previous literature it is possible that the Indrayani River harbours around 67 species. Out of the 57 species in the present collection, 12 are endemic to the Western Ghats while six are endemic to the Krishna River system. Neotropius khavalchor, an endemic fish of the Krishna River system, was recorded for the first time from the northern tributaries. The fish fauna of the Indrayani River is threatened due to seven introduced species and anthropogenic activities such as deforestation leading to siltation, tourism, sand mining, over fishing and organic and inorganic pollution. Since the Indrayani River hosts endemic and threatened species, including Glyptothorax poonaensis, conservation measures to ensure habitat protection in the river are essential.
    Attribution
    Dahanukar Neelesh, Paingankar Mandar, Raut Rupesh N, Kharat Sanjay S (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(4) pp. 2310-2317; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2771.2310-7
  • Title
    CEPF Western Ghats Special Series: Freshwater fish fauna of Krishna River at Wai, northern Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Freshwater fish fauna of the Krishna River at Wai, and the Dhom reservoir upstream of Wai, was studied. Fifty one species belonging to 14 families and 33 genera were recorded; 13 endemic to the Western Ghats and two to the Krishna River system. Moderate to rare populations were found for six globally threatened species: Gonoproktopterus curmuca, Labeo potail, Schismatorhynchos nukta, Tor khudree, T. mussullah and Parapsilorhynchus discophorus. Fish in this area are under threat due to two introduced species and five transplanted species, and due to other anthropogenic activities such as overfishing and organic and inorganic pollution of the river. Site based conservation action plans are needed for conservation of rare and threatened fish in this area.
    Attribution
    Kharat S.S., Paingankar M., Dahanukar N. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(4) pp. 2644-2652; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2796.2644-52