Fish diversity of Narmada River at Chandan Ghat in Dindori District (M.P.)
Author(s): Ashok Kumar Namdeo and Dr. Bharat Sharan Singh
Abstract: The present study deals Fish diversity of Narmada River at Chandan Ghat in Dindori District (M.P.) during period June 2019 to May 2020 to census and commercially important fishes in the Narmada River. Narmada River is the largest Westward flowing river of India. It is also referred as the life line of Madhya Pradesh. Present study was aimed to generate information on the fishes of Chandan Ghat of river Narmada. The present study has been conducted to assess the fish biodiversity in a stretch of Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh. The results of present investigation reveal the occurrence of 42 fish species belonging to 6 orders, 15 families and 24 genera. Among the collected species, order Cypriniformes was most dominant constituting 47.62% followed by order Siluriformes constituting 11.90% order Perciformes constituting 21.43% orders Osteoglossiformes 4.76% and Synbranchiformes constituting 9.52% and orders Beloniformes constituting 4.76% of the total fish species.