Length weight relationship of seven indigenous fish species of Kashmir Himalaya, India

Zubair Ahmad SHEIKH, Imtiaz AHMED

Abstract

In the present study length-weight relationships (LWR) were studied for seven important fish species of Kashmir Himalaya. Khont, Schizothorax plagiostomus (Heckel, 1838), Chush, S. labiatus (MeCalland, 1842), Chirruh, S. esocinus (Heckel, 1838), Ale gad, S. niger (Heckel, 1838), Satter gad, S. curvifrons (Heckel, 1838), Ara gurun, Triplophysa kashmirensis (Hora, 1922) and Ara gurun, T. marmorata (Heckel, 1838). During the study period 2017-2018, a total 280 samples of seven fish species were collected from various water bodies (Sindh, Jhelum and Vishu rivers). Prior to this study, LWR of two species T. kashmirensis and T. marmorata were unknown to fish database. The findings of the present study will be useful for the conservation and management of above indigenous fish species of Kashmir Himalaya which are declining day by day.

Keywords

Schizthorax spp., Triplophysa kashmirensis, Triplophysa marmorata.

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