Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

Checklist and conservation status of freshwater finfishes of Kole Wetlands a Ramsar Site in Kerala, India

Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 20, Issue - 1 ( January-April. 2022)

Published: 2022-04-30

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Checklist of fishes of Kole wetlands, a Ramsar site in Kerala is presented along with their scientific names, IUCN Red List status and endemism. Fifty three freshwater fish species were recorded from the Kole wetlands of Kerala comprising of twelve orders and nineteen families. Majority of the fishes were from order Cypriniformes and family Cyprinidae. As per IUCN Red list category, five fishes are vulnerable and one is in near threatened category list. Among the fifty three fishes, seven species of Kerala region and ten species of Western Ghats region are endemic to the respective places. Two endemic species of Kerala and two from Western Ghats are in threatened category.

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