International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 646

Full Length Research Paper

A comparative study of fish species composition in two spatially isolated nature reserves, Jiangxi, China

Mao-Lin Hu
  • Mao-Lin Hu
  • School of Life Sciences and Food Engineering, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
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Jian-Ming Zhang
  • Jian-Ming Zhang
  • Ganzhou Fisheries Research Institute, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
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Hui-Ming Zhou
  • Hui-Ming Zhou
  • Jiangxi Fisheries Research Institute, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
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Qi Hua
  • Qi Hua
  • Jiangxi Aquaculture Technology Extending Stations, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
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Zhi-Qiang Wu
  • Zhi-Qiang Wu
  • College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, Guangxi, China
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Fei Li
  • Fei Li
  • Jiangxi Entry-Exit Inspections and Quarantine Bureau, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
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  •  Accepted: 06 January 2014
  •  Published: 28 February 2014


The ichthyofauna of mountain streams in the Danzhangshan Nature Reserve (DNR) and the Raoheyuan Nature Reserve (RNR) was investigated during 2008. A total of 385 samples were collected and classified into seven families and 14 species from the two nature reserves. There were 12 species belonging to seven families in the RNR, while eight species from four families were collected in the DNR. Overall, six species were found to be endemic to China, representing five families. The relative abundance of endemic species to China was higher in the RNR than in the DNR. Current threats to conservation of fishes in both nature reserves were reviewed and management solutions are suggested.

Key words: Fish, species, diversity, conservation, nature reserve, China.