Fish fauna of Nandur-Madhmeshwar wetland, Maharashtra, India

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Prashant Wagh
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6299-6953
Sudhakar Kurhade
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9062-1414
Shrikant Jadhav
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3799-4793
Deepa Jaiswal
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9999-6025

Abstract

Freshwater fish fauna of Nandur-Madhmeshwar wetland was studied during the period 2010–2012.  A total of 39 species of freshwater fish belonging to 14 families and 30 genera were recorded.  Out of the 39 species, 21 species are reported for the first time from this wetland, which includes Mystus malabaricus, an endemic species of the Western Ghats.  The fish fauna of the wetland is threatened due to invasive alien species as well as anthropogenic activities such as overfishing, sand mining, siltation, and organic and inorganic pollution.  As a result, urgent implementations of stringent conservation measures are essential.

 

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Wagh, P., Kurhade, S., Jadhav, S. and Jaiswal, D. 2018. Fish fauna of Nandur-Madhmeshwar wetland, Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 7 (Jun. 2018), 11973–11979. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4246.10.7.11973-11979.
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Sudhakar Kurhade, New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmadnagar- 414 001 Maharashtra, India.

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Shrikant Jadhav, Zoological Survey of India, Freshwater Biology Regional Centre, Hyderabad

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Deepa Jaiswal, Zoological Survey of India, Freshwater Biology Regional Centre, Hyderabad- 500048 Telangana

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