Freshwater fish biodiversity in the River Ganga (India): changing pattern, threats and conservation perspectives

@article{Sarkar2011FreshwaterFB,
  title={Freshwater fish biodiversity in the River Ganga (India): changing pattern, threats and conservation perspectives},
  author={Uttam Kumar Sarkar and Akhilendra K. Pathak and Rajeev Kumar Sinha and Kuppusamy Sivakumar and A Kathirvel Pandian and A. Pandey and Vineet K. Dubey and Wazir Singh Lakra},
  journal={Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={251-272}
}
The river Ganges is the largest river in India and the fifth longest in the world. Although, many studies on fish ecology and systematic have been conducted largely to improve fisheries but fish diversity and their distribution pattern from conservation point of view have never been adequately addressed in the Ganges. In this connection, current distribution and abundance of freshwater fishes of river Ganges was studied and assessed from April 2007 to March 2009. We documented and described 143… 
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