Identification of fish in the downstream of the Umban Sari River, Pekanbaru

Yusnita ', Deni Efizon, Windarti '


The downstream of the Umban Sari River was inhabited by numerous fish species. Information
on the fish, however, is almost none. To understand the biodiversity of fish in that river, a study
has been conducted from March to May 2016. Samplings were conducted weekly. The fish was
sampled using several net types (mesh size 0.1-1.0 inch) and scoop nets. The fish sampled were
identified based on Kottelat et al. (1993), Kottelat (2013) and Saanin (1968). Results shown that
there were 420 fish sampled, they were belonged to 6 ordos, 10 families, 15 genus, and 17
species. They were Osteochilus vittatus, Rasbora argyrotaenia, R. trilineata, Puntius
anchisporus, Parachela oxygastroides, Labiobarbus leptocheilus, Acantopsis dialuzona,
Pterygoplichthys pardalis, Pangasius sp., Hemirhamphodon sp., Monopterus javanensis, Betta
imbellis, Trichopsis vittata, Trichogaster trichopterus, T. pectoralis, Pristolepis grooti and
Notopterus notopterus. The fishes that present in each station were T. vittata, O. vittatus,
Hemirhamphodon sp., and R. argyrotaenia (Fi 100%).
Keyword: fish biodiversity, Umban Sari River, Pekanbaru, downstream

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