Status of Labeo calbasu at Lower Indus River Region, Sindh, Pakistan

  • M. SHEIKH
  • M.Y. LAGHARI
  • P. K. LASHARI
  • A.R. KHUHARO
  • N.T. NAREJO
Keywords: Indus River, Labeo calbasu, Lower region, Major Carps, Status.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to address the status of Labeo calbasu at Lower Indus River Region. The specimen were collected from March, 2016 to October, 2016, from eight selected landing sites with a total of 102044 fish specimen. In this experiment 77 freshwater fish species were identified. All of recoded 77 fishes were belonged to 9 orders and 23 families. Out of them 25 species belong to the Family Cypirinidae and Labeo calbasu is one of them. In this investigation, the presence of L. calbasu specimen collected from all the sites in the duration of eight month the average calculation of L. calbasu is 2.26%. During the research work in the month of July the presence of L. calbasu was calculated in high abundancy about 4.5% while in the month of May low collection was found which was recorded 1.3% . In overall, Sujawal site was found rich in collection (2.68%) and Jangseer was found poor in collection (0.71%) samples of L. Calbasu, might be due to high saline water. Therefore, effective conservation measures are suggested to sustain major carps and fish fauna at Lower Indus River Region.

Published
2019-10-11