FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2016 Vol.22 No.2 PP 275-280
FRESHWATER FISH BIODIVERSITYOF BENITURA RESERVOIR, OSMANABAD (M.S.) INDIA
C.A.JAWALE
Department of Zoology,
S.M.P. Mahavidyalaya,
MURUM, DIST. OSMANABAD - 413 605 (MS) INDIA
*Corresponding Author
E-mail: drcajawale@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
The river Benitura is the medium river nearby Murum town in Osmanabad (M.S.). Fish biodiversityof reservoir essentially represents the fish faunal diversity. Reservoir conserves a rich variety of fish species which supports the commercial fisheries. The biodiversity of some fish fauna was observed from January 2013 to December 2014. A detailed account of status of fish biodiversity resources, the nature of fish fauna and capturing the method of fishes of Benitura reservoir was studied and assessed. Classified list of fish fauna has been given. Seventeen fish species under five order and eight families were collected and identified.

Key words : Benitura reservoir, Biodiversity, Freshwater fishes, Osmanabad.
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