Fish Species Composition and Physico-Chemical Properties of Manjekin Reservoir, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Fish Species Composition and Physico-Chemical Properties of Manjekin Reservoir, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Yunusa, M., Abubakar S.M. Abba Maiha, Kwankwa, T., Iliya, M., Ibrahim, P. and Kubkomawa, H. I.

Department of Fisheries Technology, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria

American Journal of Agricultural Research

The objective of the study was to determine fish species composition and physico-chemical properties of Manjekin reservoir between March and June 2013. Fish samples were caught in the reservoir using different fishing gears. The results showed 13 fish species belonging to 9 families present in the reservoir which was considered rich enough for that type of water body. Two families, namely, Characidae and Clariidae constituted the dominant fish species in the reservoir with 34.42% and 8.08% respectively. Other fish species with significant dominance were centropomidae (7.84%) and mormyridae (7.36). The meristic and the morphometric features of fish species caught were also determined. The results of water quality showed variations in the monthly means and station values. Despite these variations, the values obtained were within the recommended range for fish culture, which most of the tropical fresh water fishes could tolerate. There is therefore, the need to evolve strong strategies that could allow effective utilization and management of the reservoir and other water bodies for optimum fish production in the study area.

Keywords: Fish Species Composition, Physico-Chemical Properties, Manjekin Reservoir, Adamawa State, Nigeria

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Yunusa, M., Abubakar S.M. Abba Maiha, Kwankwa, T., Iliya, M., Ibrahim, P. and Kubkomawa, H. I.Fish Species Composition and Physico-Chemical Properties of Manjekin Reservoir, Adamawa State, Nigeria. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2019,4:27.


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