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Enumeration of Fish from Dulakhojiya Beel (wetland) of Lakhimpur District, Assam, India

The present study was carried out from Dulakhojiya beel (wetland) of Lakhimpur district, Assam, India during March, 2015 to February, 2016. During the reporting period, a total of 75 species belonging to 49 genera and 23 families were recorded. Cyprinidae was found to be dominant families with 27 species and followed by Bagridae (7 species); Cobitidae (6 species); Channidae (4 species); Siliridae, Schilbeidae and Osphronemidae with 3 species each. In terms of composition of genus, Cyprinidae have 15 genus followed by Cobitidae and Bagridae with 4 each while Schilbeidae with 3. As far as the species composition is concerned, the Cyprinidae was 30.0% followed by Bagridae (9.33%), Cobitidae (8.0%), Channidae (5.33%), Siluridae, Schilbeidae and Osphronemidae (4.0%) whereas rest of the families accounting with 2.66% and 1.33% each. According to IUCN-2015, a total of 55 species were found under least concerned (LC), 7 species were near threatened (NT), 2 species were vulnerable (VU), 4 species were data deficient (DD), 1 species as endangered (EN) and 6 species under not evaluated (NE). It is clear that Dulakhojia beel exhibit a good number of fish species.


Budhin Gogoi, Ramen Das, Santosh Kumar Abujam* and Debangshu Narayan Das

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