14. Identification and distribution of fishes in fresh water of District Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

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Umar Ali, Qaiser Zaman, Muhammad Farooq, Jawad Ali and Rafi Ullah


The current study was elaborated  the diversity of fresh water fishes in Malakand from 2017 to 2018, the samples were collected at five different locations (Meherdi stream, Kharki stream, Wartier stream, Mahajar camp stream, and Dargai streams),and taxonomically treated as 14 species were identified (Channa punctata, Danio devario, mastacembelus armatus, Barilius pakistanicus, Carassius auratus, Puntius chola, Puntius sarrana, Acanthocobitis botia, Barilius vagra, Ompak pabda, Crossocheilus diplocheilus, Schizothorax plagiostomus, puntius conchinus, Tor putitora) among 14 species, 11 species belong to family of Cyprinidae, One specie is belongs to family ofchannadae, one specie is belongs to mastacembelidae and one specie belong to nemachelidae, it has been observed that Cyprinidae was found most dominant Family in the experimental area and observed from all the localities of Malakand Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Keywords: Cyprinidae; Dargaistreams; Danio devario; Fish diversity



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