Similar observations were made by Gorman and Karr (1978), Arunachalam (2000), Johal et al. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated. Idem, “Fishes,” in J. E. T. Aitchison, The Zoology of the Afghan Delimitation Commission, London, 1889. Schlosser IJ. Snakehead (Channa gachua). 86-105. Tesfay, S., Teferi, M. & Tsegazeabe, H.H. PCA and RDA analysis were done with CANOCO v4.5 (Peres-Neto et al. Some species are widespread and found in a number of basins, e.g. 1 A). (2005). Idem, “Drei neue Fischformen aus Persien,” Anzeiger der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 66, Vienna, 1929b, pp. Factor analysis of associations of fishes in Little River, central Texas, with an interdrainage comparison. In: Gibson, R. N., and Craig, J. F. As a result, the species diversity, abundance, and species richness were higher in pools of the study streams and sites. Partial RDA analysis for variation partitioning revealed that numerical abundance of the fish communities was significantly explained by pool habitat types (RDA: R2 = 0.159; P < 0.01), riffle (R2 = 0.118; P < 0.05), stream types Gereb Tsedo (R2 = 0.126; P < 0.01), Elala (R2 = 0.126; P < 0.01), macroinvertebrates Corixidae (R2 = 0.125; P < 0.05), Tabanidae (R2 = 0.120; P < 0.05), damselfly larvae (R2 = 0.074; P < 0.05), and depth (R2 = 0.126; P < 0.01). D. M. Bartley and K. Rana, “Stocking Inland waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” FAO Aquaculture Newsletter 18, 1998, pp. Finger TR. Knowledge and prediction of community characteristics in response to different environmental factors is one of the main objectives of community ecology. 433-78. Figure 16. 227-28. Schlosser IJ. We collected fish with backpack electrofishing three times during August 2013, December 2013, and March 2014. Members of 24 families are native to Persia, and another 16 families have been introduced with varying success. He described the collections sent by Theodor Kotschy to Vienna from around Shiraz, comprising twenty-two species. Riffles had significantly lower species richness between the streams than pools or runs (Fig. M. Goren, L. Fishelson and E. Trewavas, “The Cyprinid Fishes of Acanthobrama Heckel and Related Genera,” Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 24/6, 1973, pp. Baker JA, Ross ST. Spatial and temporal resource utilization by south eastern cyprinids. 238-45. 255-72, pl. 131-34. This sea was lost through desiccation and continental uplift, and these fishes may have risen with the post-Pliocene uplift of the Zagros Mountains. This way no fish will be eaten or suffer from the difference of water condition requirements. This work was funded by College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS), Mekelle University from its recurrent budgets. 2013); however; there is no study of the fish’s ecology and habitat preferences in the streams. 1992). I. Ginzberg, “K sistematike i biologii shemai Chalcalburnus chalcoides (Güldenstädt) iranskogo poberezh’ya Kaspiĭskogo morya” (A taxonomic and biological study of the shemaya Chalcalburnus chalcoides [Güldenstädt] from the Iranian coast of the Caspian Sea), Izvestiya Azerbaidzhanskogo filiala Akademii nauk SSSR 1, 1936a, pp. Thirteen of the families are found in only one basin. 65-80. Therefore, understanding the ecological relationship between fish and their habitat is a key to the foundation of our attempts to improve our use and exploitation of fish resources (Kaiser and Armstrong 2005). It was computed as the ratio of area covered to total area, i.e., by taking the length and mean widths of the stream covered by macrophytes. P. H. Greenwood, “A New and Eyeless Cobitid Fish (Pisces, Cypriniformes) from the Zagros Mountains, Iran,” Journal of Zoology (London) 180, 1976, pp. In contrast, Elala stream is positively associated with riffle habitat types, water velocity, dissolved oxygen concentration, and water transparency (Fig. J Wildl Manag. G. Cuvier and A. Valenciennes, Histoire naturelle des poissons, 22 vols., Paris, 1828-49. Journal of Ecology and Environment Idem, “Zoogeografiya presnovodnykh ryb Peredneĭ Azii” (Zoogeography of freshwater fish of the Near East), Uchenye zapiski Leningradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, Seriya Geograficheskikh nauk 3, 1940, pp. Moreover, other parameters like water transparency using Snell’s tube (diameter 6 cm) (Sovell et al. B. S. Il’in, “Rybolovstvo v vodakh severnoi Persii, sdavaemykh v arendu mestnomu naseleniyu (iz rabot Kaspiiskoi Ekspeditsii 1914-1915 g)” [Fisheries in the waters of northern Persia, leased to the local tenant population (from the work of the Caspian Expedition 1914-1915)], Izvestiya Otdela Prikladnoi Ikhtiologii (Leningrad), 7/1, 1927a, pp. Hands feeding small fishes. The species which have an underslung mouth and a fine cutting edge to the lower jaw thrive there, living off the small plants and other organisms adhering to the rocks. Most literatures explain that smaller species tend to occur in shallow water with medium velocities and medium-to-large-sized substrate (e.g., Yu and Lee 2002; Chuang et al. 273-78. Jayaratne R, Surasinghe T. General ecology and habitat selectivity of fresh water fishes of the Rawan Oya, Kandy, Sri Lanka. F. Werner, “Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna von Syrien und Persien,” Zoologischer Anzeiger 81, 1929, pp. We are most grateful to the MU/CNCS for financial support. Fisheries. Keeping freshwater fish also has many health benefits such as reducing stress and lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. Shop All... Clearance Books/Posters ... Search "Close (esc)" Home / Freshwater Fish Filter Close menu. Results of variation partitioning analysis using partial redundancy analysis testing for the fish community abundance data from the 12 study sites in the two streams is partitioned among three groups of variables: streams (GTS, ELA), habitat types (pools, riffles), macroinvertebrate variables (Corixidae, Tabanidae, Damselfly larvae) (Fig. Blackwell. 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