International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022

Ornamental Fishes and Their Habitat in Adda Hole and Kempu Hole, Western Ghats of Karnataka

Pritham Srinivasan | Usha Anandhi [2]

Abstract: The Western Ghats of the Indian subcontinent is one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world and is well known for high endemism, especially with the fishes. Numerous hills serve as watershed for the entire region of Western Ghats which give rise to streams of different size and length that combine to form tributaries of a larger water body. The present study aims to understand the availability of fishes present in the Adda hol? river, which is one of the tributaries of river Kempu hol? (Gundia river) in Gundia region of Sakleshpur. A checklist of fishes present in study area has been prepared and an assessment was made on the habitat of these fishes. 24 species of fishes have been identified, of which 4 are endangered. The habitat study reveals the presence of fishes in a given area based on their preference for substrate types - sand, fine sand, rock, gravel and cobble substrates while also indicating their distribution in Adda hol? and Kempu hol? region of Gundia basin which is very important from their conservation perspective.

Keywords: Western Ghats, Adda hol?, Kempu hol?, habitat, endemism, behavior, conservation

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,

Pages: 913 - 925

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