Fresh water record on fish fauna of River Barandu District Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Akhtar N Saeed K Khan S     

Abstract

Buner is a district of Malakand division. It lies between 34-09 and 34-43◦ N latitude and 72-10 and 72-47◦ E longitude. River Barandu is the largest river of the district. It flow in tehsil Daggar and then enters to tehsil Gagra. River Barandu is the most important water line as it connects with all major villages eventually falling into the river Indus at Kala Dhaka. In current study a total of 10 species were collected belonging to 3 orders and 4 families. These Species were Barilius pakistanicus, Triplophysa naziri, Tor putitora, Crossocheilus latius, Schizothorax plagiotomus, Channa gachua, Gara gotyla, Matacembelus armatus, Puntius sophore and Schistura punjabensis. The specie Glyptothorax punjabensis was not collected in current study which might be the result of increase anthropogenic activities in River Barandu. Protectiver measurements are required to save the fish fauna of River Barandu.


MS Received Date:   2014-11-07  MS Accepted Date:  2014-12-20  MS Published Date:  2015-01-20
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Akhtar N, Saeed K., Khan S. "Fresh water record on fish fauna of River Barandu District Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan" Journal of Zoology Studies 1.6 (2014): 23-26.
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Akhtar, N., Saeed, K., Khan, S. (2014). Fresh water record on fish fauna of River Barandu District Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies, 1(6), 23-26.
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Akhtar N, Saeed K, Khan S. Fresh water record on fish fauna of River Barandu District Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Zoology Studies. 2014; 1(6): 23-26.
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