Ichthyofauna of Darbandikhan Lake in Kurdistan Region, Iraq

2018 Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences  
In the present study, random samples of fishes were taken by gill net from Darbandikhan Lake, southeast of Sulaimani City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, to find out the fishes that are naturally found in lake Darbandikhan. The study was carried out during the period from March to the end of October 2012. A total of 255 freshwater fishes, belong to 17 (Bagridae), Silurus triostegus (Siluridae) and Mastacembelus mastacembelus (Mastacembelidae), were collected from this lake. The study demonstrated that
more » ... Capoeta trutta, Cyprinion macrostomum and H. leucisculus were the most abundant and wide spread in lake Darbandikhan, while M. pelusius and H. molitrix were scarce.
doi:10.21271/zjpas.30.6.12 fatcat:q6ktcginefbndnrnmt34f2deeq