Identification of fish fauna in River Kunhar at Kaghan site Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Khalid Usman, Khalid Pervaiz and Hakim Khan
The main purpose of the present survey was to evaluate Ichthyofauna of River Kunhar at Kaghan site located in Mansehra Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. This site was selected due to heavy tourism load. Collection of Ichthyofauna was done by caste net, hoke net and local fisherman. The identified Ichthyofauna belong to 2 Orders, 3 Families, 4 Genera’s and 5 species respectively. In the current research conducted on River Kunhar at Kaghan site Cyprinidae was the largest Family which was represented by 3 Species while Nemacheilidae and Sisoridae were represented by only one species of each.
From the current investigation, it can be concluded that River Kunhar at Kaghan site was found favorable for fish fauna. The current research will be very helpful in future for taxonomic and conservation point of view.