A study on diversity and ecology of ichthyofauna of Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir, India


  • Department of Zoology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri – 185234
  • Department of Zoology, University of Jammu, Gujarbasti – 180006, Jammu
  • Department of Zoology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri – 185234
  • Department of Zoology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri – 185234
  • Department of Zoology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri – 185234




Community Indices, Fish Diversity, Morphometric, Meristic, Water Health.


Jammu and Kashmir is bestowed with rich lotic and lentic water resources, and with diversified fish fauna. The aim of present study was to investigate the status of fish diversity in Rajouri district of Jammu division. Both morphometric and meristic characteristics were considered in identification of fish species. Present studies documented 16 species belonging to twelve genera, two orders and four families. The order Cypriniformes is represented by three families Cyprinidae with thirteen species, Danionidae and Nemacheilidae each with one species while the remaining one species Glyptothorax pectinopterus belongs to the order Siluriformes and family Sisoridae. Calculated community indices like Shannon-Wiener Index (H’), Simpson’s diversity Index (D), Pielou’s evenness (J′) and Margalef’s Richness index (MgI) will predict the deviation of community structure and water health quality.


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Nisa, R. U., Gupta, K., Wani, S. M., Allie, K. A., & Kouser, N. (2021). A study on diversity and ecology of ichthyofauna of Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), 363–372. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v120/i4/2020/152041





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