Diversity of Tanda Dam fishes with new records from district Kohat, KPK, Pakistan
Abdul Haseeb, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sumbal Haleem, Amir Atlas, Kinza Zarin
Tanda Dam is a small Dam located in Kohat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan. This Dam is most often use for irrigation, fisheries purpose and picnic. An Ichthyofaunal study was conducted on Tanda Dam district Kohat, KPK, Pakistan from September 2015 to March 2016. During the survey about 13 species were identified which are Aspidoparia morar, Pethia conchonius, Catla catla, Salmophasia bacaila, Cirrhinus mrigala, Ctenopharyngodon idella, Labeo rohita, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, Hypophthalmichthys nobilis, Lepidocephalus guntea, Anguilla Anguilla, Ompok pabda, Xenentodon cancila. The richest family was family Cyprinidae in which 9 species were recorded and the others four species belonging to the families Cobitidae, Anguillidae, Siluridae, and Belonidae respectively. Thus in Tanda Dam Cyprinidae species were the ruler of the whole dam.