ICHTHYO DIVERSITY OF BEAS RIVER SYSTEM

ICHTHYO DIVERSITY OF BEAS RIVER SYSTEM¸ NORTH WESTERN HIMALAYA (H.P.), INDIA

Indu Sharma
Zoological Survey of India, High Altitude Regional Center, Solan (H.P.)-173211
(Corresponding author E-mail: induzsi@gmail.com)

Received: 08-01-2019                                                                                                                    Accepted: 01-06-2019

Beas River is one of the largest Rivers of Himachal Pradesh and has maximum stretch of about 57% (256 kms) in the State. Due to vast variation of altitude of the River (300 to 4000 m asl) the fish diversity of the River is overwhelming. It comprises 63 fish species belonging to 44 genera, 14 families and 07 orders. The distribution and conservation status has been assessed. During the studies it has been observed that due various anthropogenic stresses the fish fauna is under threat and conservation measures should be adhered to conserve the habitat of the fishes.
Key words: Beas, Conservation, Anthropogenic, Himachal Pradesh

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