ICHTHYOFAUNA FROM FRESHWATER OF KUMARAKOM REGION OF VEMBANAD LAKE, KOTTAYAM, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA - WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO POST FLOOD

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Published: 2022-08-18

DOI: 10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i153125

Page: 51-57


SOJOMON MATHEW

Department of Zoology, N.S.S Hindu College, Changanacherry, India and Department in Zoology, Govt. College, Kottayam, India.

R. RADHIKA *

Department of Zoology, N.S.S Hindu College, Changanacherry, India.

SAMIYA ABDUL RAHIM

Department of Zoology, N.S.S Hindu College, Changanacherry, India.

E. G. NISHA MARIA

Department of Zoology, N.S.S Hindu College, Changanacherry, India.

ASHA RAJU

Department of Zoology, N.S.S Hindu College, Changanacherry, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study was carried out to better understand the variety of Ichthyofauna in the Kumarakom region of Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is a popular tourist spot near Kottayam. Kumarakom is an area with abundant indigenous fishery resources and high level of biodiversity. The current study was carried out to identify the fishes of the Kumarakom region of Vembanad Lake following the flood condition for a period of 5 months (September 2019 to January 2020) at 15-day intervals and compared to ichthyofauna of preflood. During the survey, 15 fresh water species were identified.During post-flood conditions, the fish diversity in the Kumarakom Region of Vembanad Lake decreased.

Keywords: Biodiversity, fish resources, castnet, drag net, gill net, ichthyofauna, Vembanadlake


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MATHEW, S., RADHIKA, R., RAHIM, S. A., MARIA, E. G. N., & RAJU, A. (2022). ICHTHYOFAUNA FROM FRESHWATER OF KUMARAKOM REGION OF VEMBANAD LAKE, KOTTAYAM, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA - WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO POST FLOOD. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 43(15), 51–57. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i153125

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