Lot 11 (continue-1)

Fish Identification in the field / market: Freshwater  Fishes of India (Banda, UP): The sorting of some fishes in the field / fresh market catches has / had been made on the basis of the presence of considerably long filamentous extensions of skin around mouth (= barbels) and absence of scales on the body (smooth skinned). They have been placed […]

LOT -14

Concluding Episode: ‘Instant Identification of Indian Freshwater Fish in the Field’ SEGREGATION OF FISH GENERA / SPECIES [FISHES OF DOON VALLEY] ·       A RECAPITULATION: An exercise to recollect the ‘content’ decimated so far from ‘Segregation of Lot 1 – Lot 13’. The ‘improvisation’ attempted in the episode entitled, ‘Instant Identification of Indian Freshwater Fish in the Field’ [pl. refer to the Home page] included the […]

Lot 12 (PART II)

SEGREGATION Lot 12: PART II [Being more fish samples involved; Segregation of Lot 12, is made available in 2 Parts, PART I & PART II] A recapitulation from Part I: The sorting of some fishes in the field was made on the basis of the elongated, cylindrical or compressed body with long caudal peduncle, deeply forked caudal fin, very large […]

Lot 13: Field identification and segregation of species belonging to Genus Aspidoparia from Doon Valley.

Sort out small-sized silvery fishes with deciduous scales, blunt snout, eye almost in the middle of the head, dorsum (back of the body) brownish and some exuding more turmeric yellow mucous from below the rounded abdomen: ………… place them labeled as Aspidoparia sp. SEGREGATION OF GENUS/SPECIES BASED ON THE CRITERIA DECIDED IN THE FIELD FOR THE SAMPLE INDIVIDUALS OF LOT – […]

Lot 12 (PART I)

Sort out fish(es) with elongated cylindrical or compressed body with long caudal peduncle, deeply forked caudal fin, very large (somewhat hexagonal) to small scales, orange or yellowish or pinkish hue on the fins, shining silvery to dull grey or brown shades, etc.: …….. place them in one lot collectively labeled as Minnows or MinorCarps or Mahseers or Suckerfish etc, as […]

Lot 11: Field identification and segregation of Catfish species from Doon Valley.

The sorting of some fishes in the field / fresh market catches was made on the basis of the presence of considerably long filamentous extensions of skin around mouth (barbels) and absence of scales on the body (smooth skinned). They were placed under ‘Lot 11’, tentatively labeled as ‘CATFISHES’. Some important diagnostic features of ‘CATFISHES’ [Order: Siluriformes], to be segregated […]

Lot 10: Field Identification tips and segregation of Channa sp. (Snake Heads) [Lot 10] from Doon Valley and fresh market catches.

Sort out the fish which have long dorsal and anal fins and large scales on the body extending up to head: ……. place them labeled as Snake Heads or Murrels or Channids. The sorting of some fishes in the field / fresh market catches was made on the basis of long dorsal and anal fins and large scales on the […]

Lot 8: Identification tips for 3 Colisa and 1 Badis sp. from Doon Valley

Sort out the brightly or dull coloured, laterally compressed fish(es) with long spiny and soft-rayed dorsal and anal fins and obliquely running vertical bands or oblong spots on the sides: ……… place them labeled as either Trichogaster / Colisa / Badis sp. This ‘Lot’ has been found frequenting marshy weedy thickets along Suswa river in the Eastern Doon and Asan […]

Lot 7: Identification tips for Devario devario

Sort out small-sized laterally compressed fishes with peacock blue hue below lateral line, yellowish vertical bands and a stripe of dark pigmentation along mid lateral side, terminating at the base of caudal peduncle or beyond: ………. place them labeled as Devario sp. The fish kept labeled as Devario under ‘Lot 7’ in the field, has usually been found frequenting along […]