OALibJ  Vol.2 No.12 , December 2015
An Assessment of Fresh Water Piscine Diversity in Selected Wetlands in Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu, India—A Preliminary Study
Abstract: In the present study, a survey was done to mainly focus on piscine diversity in the wetlands of Coimbatore District, because it is considered as a good indicator of balanced and healthy ecosystem. The present survey study has shown that selected sampling site (Perur, Muthanankulam and Kurichi) wetlands supported 40 species of fishes belonging to 4 orders 07 family and 21 species during the study. Among the species, Cyprinidae was the most dominant group representing 08 species, Siluridae with 03 species, Ophiocephalidae with 03 species, Bagridae 2 species, Anabantidae 1 species, Heteropneustidae 1 species, Clariidae 1 species and Cichlidae 1 species. It can be concluded that all the selected wetlands supported rich repository of indigenous fish population but still it needed proper management and sustainable steps to monitor and conserve fish wealth for utilization of consumers’ health, fish industry producers and researchers and fishermen.
Cite this paper: Dhanalakshmi, B. and Priyatharsini, P. (2015) An Assessment of Fresh Water Piscine Diversity in Selected Wetlands in Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu, India—A Preliminary Study. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-6. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102236.

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