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Table 3

Common fishes utilizing refuge in deep pool (komor) refuge of Akaipur beel during summer

S. no.GroupLocal namesScientific namesFeeding habit (FishBase 2015)Habitat preference (FishBase 2015)Rank of abundancea
1. Catfishes Boal, Ayre, Tengra, Magur, Singhi Clarias batrachus, Heteropneustes fossilis, Wallago attu, Mystus tengara, Mystus vittatus, Sperata aor Carnivore Benthic 
2. Murrels Lata, Shol, Gozar Channa marulius, Channa punctatus, Channa striatus, Channa gachua Carnivore Benthic 
3. Perches Chanda, Kat chada, Nados, Koi, Bheda, Podkoi Chanda sp., Parambasis sp., Anabas testudineus, Nandus nandus, Trichogaster sp. Carnivore/ Omnivore Benthic/ Pelagic/ Surface 
4. Eels, Gars, Half beaks Baims, Cuche, Pakal Macrognathus sp., Mastacembelus armatus, Monopterus cuchia, Anguilla bengalensis Carnivore/ Omnivore Benthic 
5. Carps American rui, Mrigal, Kalbose, Bata, Raag bata, Grass carp Cyprinus carpio, Cirhinus mrigala, Cirrhinus reba, Labeo calbasu, Ctenopharyngodon idella Herbivore/ Omnivore Benthic/ Pelagic 
S. no.GroupLocal namesScientific namesFeeding habit (FishBase 2015)Habitat preference (FishBase 2015)Rank of abundancea
1. Catfishes Boal, Ayre, Tengra, Magur, Singhi Clarias batrachus, Heteropneustes fossilis, Wallago attu, Mystus tengara, Mystus vittatus, Sperata aor Carnivore Benthic 
2. Murrels Lata, Shol, Gozar Channa marulius, Channa punctatus, Channa striatus, Channa gachua Carnivore Benthic 
3. Perches Chanda, Kat chada, Nados, Koi, Bheda, Podkoi Chanda sp., Parambasis sp., Anabas testudineus, Nandus nandus, Trichogaster sp. Carnivore/ Omnivore Benthic/ Pelagic/ Surface 
4. Eels, Gars, Half beaks Baims, Cuche, Pakal Macrognathus sp., Mastacembelus armatus, Monopterus cuchia, Anguilla bengalensis Carnivore/ Omnivore Benthic 
5. Carps American rui, Mrigal, Kalbose, Bata, Raag bata, Grass carp Cyprinus carpio, Cirhinus mrigala, Cirrhinus reba, Labeo calbasu, Ctenopharyngodon idella Herbivore/ Omnivore Benthic/ Pelagic 

Source: Based on the information given by fishermen in a group.

aAbundance = Average number of fishes pertaining to a particular group encountered during each haul by small meshed cast or drag net. Derived from group discussed knowledge of regular fishers (based on eye estimation), who have been performing fishing operations in the refuge area over the years.

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