Fresh water Ichthyofauna of Manas National Park and its adjacent villages in Assam
Gaurab Jyoti Kalita
The survey was carried out in Manas national park and its adjacent villages, from January 2014 to September 2014. A total eighty five indigenous (85) ichthyospecies were identified from seven randomly selected lotic and lentic water bodies from Manas National park and its fringe village’s areas during the survey period. Out of these eighty five (85) ichthyospecies belonging to 10 orders and 26 families and 55 genera and from these 85 ichthyospecies 2.35% belong to order Anguilliformes, followed by Beloniformes 1.17%, Clupeiformes 3.53%, Cypriniformes 41.18%, Cyprinodontiformes 1.17%, Osteoglossiformes 2.35%, Perciformes 22.35%, Siluriformes 20%, Symbranchiformes 4.71%, and Tetraodontiformes 1.14%. And out of eighty five (85) ichthyospecies 88.24% considered as LC, 1.17% considered as EN, 1.17% considered as VU 7.05% considered as NT, 1.17% considered as DD and 1.17% considered as NA as per IUCN 2014.3 Status report. Pisodonophis boro and Schistura corica are important finding during survey.