First Record of an Anomalous Catla catla (Ham. Buch) in Fresh Water Fish Ponds of Gurdaspur District, Punjab (India)
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dutta SPS
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Jammu, Jammu-180004
Jammu and Kashmir, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 13, 2014; Accepted Date: May 08, 2014; Published Date: July 20, 2014
Citation: Wani MA, Dutta SPS (2014) First Record of an Anomalous Catla catla (Ham. Buch) in Fresh Water Fish Ponds of Gurdaspur District, Punjab (India). J Aquac Res Development 5:246 doi:10.4172/2155-9546.1000246
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Multiple morphological and vertebral deformities (ankylosis, kyphosis and scoliosis) in two adult specimens of Catla catla (Ham. Buch) from fresh water fish ponds of Punjab are reported for the first time. Degradation of water caused by pesticides is most probably the cause of such fish anomalies.