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Study on Ichthyofaunal Diversity of Bilawali Tank in Indore (M.P.)

Renu Jain*, Preeti Choudhary and N. K. Dhakad

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

Present paper deals with the variety and abundance of fish in Bilawali Tank. The result of present observation reveals the occurrence of 21 species belonging to 16 genera, 3 orders and 9 families. The family Cyprinidae found dominant with 11 species.Among fish species recorded in the water of tank, Family Cyprinidae was most dominant constituting 52.40% followed by Bagridae and Ophiocephalidae constituting 9.52% and Siluridae, Saccobranchidae, Clariidae, Gobiidae, Centropomidae and Cichlidae constituting 4.76% of the total fish species. Fish diversity was assessed by calculating the various diversity indices such as Shannon Weaver diversity index (H), Simpsons Dominance index (D), Simpsons index of diversity (1- D), Evenness index (J).