Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 260-270 October-December 2015

 

STUDY ON ICHTHYOFAUNAL DIVERSITY OF BEEHAR RIVER OF DISTRICT REWA, MADHYA PRADESH INDIA, AFTER INFLUX OF WATER FROM RIVER SONE

 

Singh S.

Department of Zoology, Government Science College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : July 10, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

Beehar river of district Rewa (2432?N 8118?E/ 24.53N 81.3E) joins the Tons river, a tributary of Ganges at village Chachai, District Rewa where Tons Hydel Project of M.P., Electricity Board has been constructed. After completion of Bansagar Dam at Deolond, District Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh on Sone River in 2006, Beehar river is being used for carrying Sone water to Tons Hydel Project, Chachai (District Rewa) for power generation. During our study conducted in 2012-2013, a total of 45 species belonging to 13 families were recorded. Orders of Cypriniformes were dominant (46.8%) followed by Siluriformes (23.4%), Clupeiformes (6.81%), Channiformes (2.3%) and Beloniformes (3.61%). Hydrobiological parameters of river were analyzed following standard methods. Water temperature varied from 6.8-29.1oC; transparency 7.21-90.61cm, pH 5.8-8.9, DO 5.7-9.9 ppm, free carbon di oxide 0.0-2 ppm, total alkalinity 138.6-203.4 ppm, total hardness 146.5-198.6 ppm, total solids 189.6- 201.9 ppm , specific conductivity 376.8?/cm, chloride 34.48 ppm, planktonic mass 238- 1089 units/l. Change in percentage of weed fishes, entrance of exotic fishes and threatening status of fish species are Notopterus, Wallago, Amphipnus, Mastacembelus, Puntius, Mystus, Barilius, Bagarius has been recorded.

 

Keywords : Beehar River, Ichthyofaunal diversity, Threatening status of fishes, Tons Hydel Project, Sone river

 

 

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