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2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2
Identification of ichthyo fauna in River Siran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Khalid Usman, Khalid Pervaiz, Nadar Ali Shah, Hameed Ur Rehman, Hakim Khan, Abid Ur Rehman, Haleema Sadia and Tariq Khan

A study was carried out to explore ichthyofauna in River Siran from March, 2013 to February, 2016. Five sampling sites were selected for the collection of the fish fauna. These sites were Jabori, Dader, Shinkiari, Khaki and Beer as shown in the figure 1. Fishes collected and identified belong to 4 Orders, 9 Families, 21 Genera’s and 28Species. In the present study Cyprinidae was the richest Family which was represented by 16 Species; Bagridae consisting 3 species; Nemacheilidae and Schilbeidae were represented by only two species each, while Channidae, Cichlidae, Mastacembelidae, Siluridae and Sisoridae consisting only one specie each respectively. From the present study, it is concluded that River Siran is rich in ichthyofauna. Furthermore, the river water was badly affected by anthropogenic pollution and illegal fishing.
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How to cite this article:
Khalid Usman, Khalid Pervaiz, Nadar Ali Shah, Hameed Ur Rehman, Hakim Khan, Abid Ur Rehman, Haleema Sadia, Tariq Khan. Identification of ichthyo fauna in River Siran Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):1017-1019.
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