Fish fauna of Bheema river, Gulbarga District, Karnataka
The present investigation deals with the ichthyofaunal diversity of Bheema river, in Gulbarga district, Karnataka. The investigation was undertaken for a period of one year, monthly collections were made from April 2006-March 2007. The result of present investigation confirmed the occurrence of eighteen fish species belonging to seven Orders. Order Cypriniformes was dominant with seven species, Labeo rohita, Salmostoma bacaila, Osteobrama cotio cotio, Labeo boggut, Puntius chilinoide, Labeo fembriatus, Mystus seenghala, followed by Siluriformes with five species, Rita buchanani, Mystus bleekeri, Mystus gulio, Ompok bimaculatus, Ompok pabda, and Perciformes with three species, Xenantodan cancila, Oreochromis mossambica, Gobius biocellatus and Channiformes, Mastacembeliformes and Osteoglossiformes each with one species, Channa striatus, Mastacembelus armatus and Notopterus notopterus.
Bheema River, Cypriniformes, Icthyofauna, Biodiversity.