Fresh and Brackish Fish Diversity of Kuttanad Region in Kerala

Sobha Merina George, Joe Prasad Mathew

Abstract


A study conducted for three years in the riverine system of Kuttanad identified 65 species of fish. The obtained data were statistically analysed. Monsoon season showed high diversity than post monsoon and pre monsoon seasons. North Kuttanad showed high diversity when compared to lower Kuttanad and upper Kuttanad in all three seasons. Perciformes was the dominant order and Cyprinidae was the dominant family.

Keywords


FISH DIVERSITY, RIVERINE SYSTEM, CYPRINIFORMES, CYPRINIDAE, PRE MONSOON, POST MONSOON, MONSOON

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