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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 6
Exploring the fish fauna in water bodies of Hazara Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Khalid Usman, Khalid Pervaiz, Zaigham Hassan, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sana Ullah, Irfan Haider, Haleema Sadia, Bushra Hafeez Kiani, Muhammad Yaser Khan, Ahmad Nawaz, Abdul Hameed Baloch and Muhammad Ateeq

A preliminary survey of Ichthyofauna in water bodies of Hazara Division was carried out from March, 2013 to February, 2016. Among the major water bodies of Hazara Division, five Rivers were selected for fish collection, i.e., Indus, Siran, Kunhar, Dor and Harro. A total of 3311 fishes were collected from these water bodies and identified by using various keys and literature. Fishes collected and identified belong to 6 Orders, 10 Families, 22 Genera and 30 Species. In the present survey Cyprinidae was the richest Family which was represented by 16 Species; Bagridae was represented by 3 species; Nemacheilidae, Siluridae and Salmonidae by only two species, each while Schilbeidae, Channidae, Mastacembelidae and Cichlidae was consisting only one species of each.
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How to cite this article:
Khalid Usman, Khalid Pervaiz, Zaigham Hassan, Hameed Ur Rehman, Sana Ullah, Irfan Haider, Haleema Sadia, Bushra Hafeez Kiani, Muhammad Yaser Khan, Ahmad Nawaz, Abdul Hameed Baloch, Muhammad Ateeq. Exploring the fish fauna in water bodies of Hazara Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(6):848-851.
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