African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6857

Full Length Research Paper

Ichthyofaunal diversity of mountain streams in the Tongboshan Nature Reserve, China

Mao-Lin Hu
  • Mao-Lin Hu
  • School of Life Sciences, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China.
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Zhi-Qiang Wu
  • Zhi-Qiang Wu
  • College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonmous Region, China.
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Shan Ouyang
  • Shan Ouyang
  • School of Life Sciences, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China.
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Xiao-Ping Wu
  • Xiao-Ping Wu
  • School of Life Sciences, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China.
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  •  Received: 03 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 12 June 2014
  •  Published: 30 April 2015

Abstract

Tongboshan Nature Reserve (between 28°03′30′′ - 28°10′33′′N and 118°12′00′′ - 118°21′36′′E) is located in the northeast of the Wuyi Mountain Range in the eastern Jiangxi Province. The fish fauna of mountain streams in the nature reserve was investigated seasonally during 2012. A total of 442 samples were collected and classified into four orders, eight families and 22 species. None of them collected in the nature reserve was exotic species. Among them, Zacco platypus was the most abundant fish species collected, followed by Onychostoma barbatulu and Acrossocheilus parallens. A total of 10 species were found to be endemic to China. Current threats to conservation of fishes in the nature reserve were identified and management solutions are suggested.

 

Key words: Tongboshan Nature Reserve, Mountain streams, ichthyofauna, diversity, conservation.