Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fish habitats of south india

Common fish of south India :)

This is just a rough dump, will be adding structure and information soon!



Kerala -
Mostly the Thalassery and Kochi region

Habitat - Dense in underwater vegetation
-> Irrigation canals.
-> Marshlands

Fish found -
FW:
Etroplus maculatus
Xenentodon cancila
Puntius vittatus
Horadandia atukorali
Macropodus cupanus
Rasbora daniconius
M. armatus
Channa marulius
Macrobachium sp.

Brackish:
Lutjanus sp.
Scatophagus argus
Etroplus suratensis
Channa diplogramme
A. lineatus

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The Chalakudy river

Varied from fast flowing water over scaped rock surfaces to rocky bottom, thick in vegetation

Fish found -
UnIDed Channa sp. (mostly a gachua variant)
Pristolepis marginata
Mystus sp.
Tetraodon travancoricus
M. armatus
Danio aequipinnatus
Rasbora daniconius
Puntius filamentosus
Xenentodon cancila

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Western ghats -
Collected only in and around Sakleshpur, Gundia

Habitat - rocky bottom, heavily tannin leached waters.

Tons of tadpoles everywhere!

Fish found-
Etroplus canarensis
Bhavania sp.
Pristolepis marginata
Mystus malabaricus
Tetraodon travancoricus
M. armatus
Danio aequipinnatus
Rasbora daniconius
Puntius setnai
Puntius ticto
Puntius assimilis
Garra mullya
Xenentodon cancila
Parambassis sp.








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Irrigation canals,lakes and rivers around Bangalore -
Sandy bottom with heavy vegetation towards the banks.

Fish found -
Puntius bimaculatus
Puntius conchonius
Puntius sophore
Etroplus suratensis
Danio aequipinnatus
Rasbora daniconius
L. thermalis
Channa punctata
A. panchax
G. giuris
Puntius vittatus

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5 comments:

Rakesh said...

Awesome and Inspiring Blog !!

As-Usual you rock !! :-)

Liya said...

Inspiring blog.But let me ask u something how u manage to get this lot species...do u ask the favour of local fishermen

Hayath said...

Thank you Liya n Rakesh :)

Sometimes do rely on the fishermen, almost all the time use our own combination of handnets, mosquito nets, etc to collect them

Prasad said...

hiii its amazing blog..

will u please let me know what kind of plant in the 2nd last image ??? is that any kind of moss ???

Shiv Senthivel said...

Very nice photographs. Thanks for the detailed biotope photos. The gujarat photo essay was also excellent.

regards,
shiv