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Fishes


Fish are a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearingaquatic vertebrate (or craniate) animals that lack limbs with digits. Periyar Lake is home to a wide variety of freshwater fish species, many of them endemic to the Periyar landscape and to the Western Ghats. Local tribal communities are also dependant on a number of species for consumption, and fishing is permitted to a limited extent within the buffer zone of the Reserve. The full checklist of fish species found in Periyar Tiger Reserve is given below  

Sl No Image Common Name Scientific Name
       
  Barilius bakeri 
       
Bullseye/ Great snakehead  Channa marulius 
       
Filament barb  Puntius filamentosus 
       
Snakehead murrel  Channa striata 
       
Travancore loach  Travancoria jonesi  
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