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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Edible freshwater fish diversity across the fish market in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, central India

Author(s):
Sanjay Paunikar and Mrinal Kumar Das
Abstract:
Fishes are one of the most important vertebrate group provide rich protein source in human diet and other animals. The domestic fish markets play a significant role in the livelihood of the rural population and people consumed variety of fishes for their taste and protein requirements. To investigate the edible fish diversity of freshwater across the major fish markets of Jabalpur city, Madhya Pradesh, Central India. There is not any information regarding variety of freshwater fishes found in fish markets of Jabalpur city. The study has been conducted from April 2022 to July 2023 from different fish markets of Jabalpur city, Madhya Pradesh, Central India. The information on the fish diversity of the market were collected and identified from the different fish vendor’s along with some question regarding local name of fish, source of fish. The different freshwater fish specimens were observed, collected and identified from the available literature.
During the study period it has been observed and identified of 34 fishes species belonging to 10 orders under 17 families and 25 genera. Among these, 28 freshwater fish species are indigenous and 6 freshwater fishes are exotic species in the fish markets those surveyed in different areas of Jabalpur city. The IUCN status, price in kg of different fishes and demand of the fishes, various problems facing by fish vendors was also discussed in the paper.
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How to cite this article:
Sanjay Paunikar and Mrinal Kumar Das. Edible freshwater fish diversity across the fish market in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, central India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 801-808.
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