Updated checklist of fish species in Pechiparai reservoir, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu
Sudhan C, Kingston DS, Jawahar P and Aanand S
The updated status of finfish species in their distribution and abundance were investigated in Pechiparai reservoir, Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu. In total 60 species of belonging to 8 orders, 17 families and 37 genera were recorded from the study area. Among these, Cypriniformes topped the list with 1 family with 14 genera and 27 species and least by Synbranchiformes (1 family with 2 genera and 2 species) followed by Mugiliformes (1 family with 1 genus and 1 species). The results of the present study indicated that Pechiparai reservoir, Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu is endowed with rich fish biodiversity.