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The current study was carried out to explore the diversity and abundance of fishes in the Narmada and Tawa River connecting area in Madhya Pradesh. For the measurement of diversity different characteristics were calculated and observed of different families like total length, length of head, length of eye, length of snout, height of head, width of head, length of maxillar barbells, total pairs of barbells and so on. The present data was compared to the previously published data it showed that the overall diversity is still conserved but there is massive decrease in the number of particular species. The effluent effect on living organisms and the assessment of pollution is essential. The present study have been undertaken to see the effect of pollutants on the distribution of occurrence and abundance of fishes at Narmada and Tawa River connecting area at Hoshangabad MP.
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