Ichthyodiversity of Sujara Dam, Tikamgarh district (M.P.)
Author(s): Asharam Yadav and Amit Tiwari
Abstract: Sujara dam is situated 24°-37'-32.87" N and 79°-08'-22.91” E. The command area proposed to be irrigated for the project is 54,000 ha. The command area is plain and traversed by a number of small and big nallahs which form natural drainage of the area. Most of the stream and nallahs are non-perennial or seasonal in nature. Dhasan river is also a seasonal river. The command has good slopes and drainage capacity. Mainly the water of this dam is used for irrigation and fish culturing. Hence, it has been thought worthwhile to investigate the Ichthyodiversity of Sujara dam. The purpose of the dam is irrigation. The survey was conducted from June 2020 to June 2022 during which about the fish species diversity of Sujara dam Tikamgarh is very rich. Distribution richness abundance and dominance status of fish species have been observed during the study period in Sujara dam Tikamgarh. There are 11 family, 23 genera and 32 species have been observed in Sujara dam.