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Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences

2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part JUNE
Conservation status of fish species at Pechiparai reservoir, Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, India
Author(s): Sudhan, C, Kingston, D., Jawahar, P., Aanand, S., Mogalekar, H. S. and Ajith Stalin
Abstract: In the present investigation a total of 1844 fish specimens under 8 orders, 18 families and 41 genera and 65 species were collected from Pechiparai reservoir. The systematic checklist of fishes was prepared with note on common name, species abundance, habitat, length range, human utilization pattern, current fishery status and global conservation status. The catch per unit effort was maximum during the month of June 2016 (0.4942 kg/coracle/day) and minimum during the month of September 2016 (0.0403 kg/coracle/day). The conservation status of fishes reported at Pechiparai reservoir were Not evaluated for all 65 species by CITES; two species as Endangered (EN) and seven species as Vulnerable (VU) by NBFGR, India. The data obtained revealed one species as Endangered (EN), three species as Vulnerable (VU), seven species as Near Threatened (NT), forty eight species as Least Concern (LC), one species as Data Deficient (DD) and five species as Not Evaluated (NE) by IUCN.
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