Freshwater fish diversity database of Central India: Implementation and utility


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Authors

  • Ajey Kumar Pathak ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
  • Uttam Kumar Sarkar ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
  • Rajesh Dayal ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
  • Reeta Chaturvedi ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
  • Ravi Kumar ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources

https://doi.org/10.21077/ijf.2021.68.2.88593-06

Abstract

The modern relational database technologies provide reasonable approaches to address the biodiversity problems facilitating storage, efficient searches and retrieval of information about species of interest. This contribution focuses on development of a digital database to view fish and fisheries information using integrated tools. To address storing and reporting of information on the fish diversity of the central states of India, MS Access relational database management system for backend and Visual Basic technologies for frontend under Windows operating platform were used. Development of the database was essential
to store the data compiled from various published sources; to provide information-oriented services as well as to keep the data up-to-date with the recent information. Presently, the database covers 208 species of fishes belonging to 13 orders, 35 families and 82 genera from Madhya Pradesh; 155 species belonging to 11 orders, 30 families and 81 genera from Rajasthan and 144 species belonging to 11 orders, 30 families and 85 genera from Chhattisgarh. The application features of the database includes search, query and action command button tools that provide ability for retrieving and viewing the information of interest from the database.


Keywords: Central India, Chhattisgarh, Database, Freshwater fish diversity, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

Author Biographies

  • Ajey Kumar Pathak, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
    Senior Scientist, Fish Genetic Resource Documenation Unit
  • Uttam Kumar Sarkar, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
    Head and Principal Scientist
  • Rajesh Dayal, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
    Chief Technical Officer
  • Reeta Chaturvedi, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
    Assistant Chief Technical Officer
  • Ravi Kumar, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
    Senior Technical Officer

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2019-04-05

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2021-08-20

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Pathak, A. K., Sarkar, U. K., Dayal, R., Chaturvedi, R., & Kumar, R. (2021). Freshwater fish diversity database of Central India: Implementation and utility. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 68(2). https://doi.org/10.21077/ijf.2021.68.2.88593-06