PRELIMINARY SURVEY ON DIVERSITY OF FISH FAUNA INKUNIGAL TANK, TUMKUR DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIALalitha H.M. and Ramakrishna S.
Ichthyofaunal studies were undertaken during the period from February 2014 to January 2016 in the Kunigaltank. The major objective of the present study was to report the ichthyofaunal diversity of Kunigal tank ofTumkur District. The present fish biodiversity study revealed the occurrence of 20 fresh water fish speciesbelonging to fifteen genera, eight families and six orders. The order Cypriniformes was most dominantwith 10 fish species followed by orders Perciformes and Channiformes each with 3 species, the orderSiluriformes with 2 species, orders Osteoglossyformes and Beloniformes each with one species. As perIUCN Red list of Threatened species (2011), 5% are vulnerable, 15% are near threatened, 70% are leastconcern and 10% are not evaluated.