Ichthyofauna of Udayasamudram Reservoir in Nalgonda District, Telangana

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Rachamalla Shyamsundar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5245-7163
Kante Krishna Prasad
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4583-7093
Chelmala Srinivasulu
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4331-8580

Abstract

The present paper discusses about the diversity of fish fauna in Udayasamudram Reservoir in Nalgonda District, Telangana State, India. Surveys were conducted from March 2013 to February 2016, and fish specimens were collected to study the diversity. A total of 38 species of fishes belonging to seven orders, 15 families and 32 genera were identified. Order Cypriniformes dominated with 14 species followed by Perciformes with 10 species, Siluriformes with nine species, Beloniformes with two species, Osteoglossiformes, Synbranchiformes and Anguilliformes with one species each. The result of this study revealed that Udayasamudram reservoir supports diverse fish population. Therefore, it needs proper management and utilization of fish wealth. We present the checklist of Ichthyofauna of Udayasamudram reservoir fort the first time.

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Shyamsundar, R., Krishna Prasad, K. and Srinivasulu, C. 2017. Ichthyofauna of Udayasamudram Reservoir in Nalgonda District, Telangana. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 12 (Dec. 2017), 11087–11094. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3417.9.12.11087-11094.
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Rachamalla Shyamsundar, Natural History Museum and Wildlife Biology & Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India

Ph.D. Scholar

Kante Krishna Prasad, Natural History Museum and Wildlife Biology & Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India

Senior Research Fellow

Chelmala Srinivasulu, Natural History Museum and Wildlife Biology & Taxonomy Lab, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India & Systematics, Ecology & Conservation Laboratory, Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO), No 12, Thiruvannamalai Nagar, Saravanampatti-Kalapatti Road, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India

Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

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