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Fish fauna of the Owabi Dam Reservoir in Ghana

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Author(s): J. Nunoo | N. Agbo | M. Ackah, et al.

Journal: Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
ISSN 2220-8860

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: fishery | Simpson index | Owabi Dam reservoir | Ghana

ABSTRACT
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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