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Fish fauna of the Owabi Dam Reservoir in Ghana


This study was carried out to identify fish composition, relative abundance and species diversity of Owabi Dam reservoir located near Kumasi, Ghana. The work was conducted between January-March, 2004. Simpson index was employed to estimate the fish abundance and diversity in the reservoir. Personal observations and interviews were also employed to assess fishery practices in the area. Findings from the studies showed that 19 fish species belonging to fifteen families were present in the reservoir. The family Cichlidae was the most abundant followed by the family Characidae. Other results obtained showed that the species, Hemichromis fasciatus was the most abundant followed by Sarotherodon galilaeaes and Hepsetus odoe in that order.

 

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Name of Author(s):
J. Nunoo 1, N. Agbo 2, M. Ackah 3
Institutional Affiliation:
1Nuclear Agriculture Centre, Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Legon-Accra, Ghana;
2Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana;
3Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. Legon-Accra, Ghana
Type of Publication:
Journal Article
Name of Publisher or Journal:
Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Date of Publication:
2012
Number of Pages:
5