publication . Article . 2014

Ichthyofaunal diversity of the Adyar Wetland complex, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, southern India

M.E. Ramanujam; K.R. Devi; T.J. Indra;
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  • Published: 26 Apr 2014 Journal: Journal of Threatened Taxa, volume 6, pages 5,613-5,635 (issn: 0974-7893, eissn: 0974-7907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society
Abstract
Most parts of the Adyar wetland complex—Chembarampakkam Tank, Adyar River, Adyar Estuary and Adyar backwater (including a wetland rehabilitation site)-—were sampled for ichthyofaunal diversity from March 2007 to June 2011. A total of 3,732 specimens were collected and 98 taxa were identified. Twenty-two new records are reported from the estuarine reach. Forty-nine species were recorded at Chembarampakkam Tank. In the upriver stretch 42 species were recorded. In the middle stretch 25 species were encountered. In the lower stretch only five species were recorded. This lack of diversity in the lower stretch of the river can be directly linked to pollution, especial...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bay, Brackish water, Mystus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Barbel, Fishery, Geography, Taxon, Wetland, geography.geographical_feature_category, Estuary, Ecology, BENGAL, QH540-549.5, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
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publication . Article . 2014

Ichthyofaunal diversity of the Adyar Wetland complex, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, southern India

M.E. Ramanujam; K.R. Devi; T.J. Indra;