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Book profile: Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Book profile: Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Book profile: Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

The book entitled “Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh” presents 265 species of freshwater fishes of Bangladesh under 154 genera and 55 families. Systematic description of all species including colour photograph are provided here. Moreover taxonomic key to identify up to species is included in this book. The inclusion of reference, systematic index and index of scientific name makes this book more user friendly. Introduction and historical background of the study of inland as well as freshwater fishes of Bangladesh, Physical features of the land, climate, fish habitats, aquatic vegetation, other fauna, vernacular names, leading features of the fish fauna, exotic fish species and materials and methods are also included. This book is helpful for the students, teachers as well as researchers of fisheries systematics, fisheries biology and relevant subjects.

Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh: At a glance

Title Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh
Edition Second
Author A.K. Ataur Rahman
Year 2005
Publisher Zoological Society of Bangladesh, C/o- Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. Tel: 88-02-7168321, Fax: 88-02-8615583, Email: [email protected] and  Web:,
Copy right 2005, Zoological Society of Bangladesh
First published October, 1989 (first edition) and 2005 (second edition)
Edited by M.A. Howlader, Akhterunnesa Chowdhury and M. Niamul Naser
ISBN 984-32-2180
Right citation Rahman, A.K.A. 2005. Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh, 2nd ed., Zool. Soc. Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, xviii+394pp.
Price BDT. 1000.00 only
Total page 394+xviii


The following orders and families are included in this book-

Orders Families
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae, Bothidae and Cynoglossidae
Sygnathiformes Sygnathidae
Anguilliformes Anguillidae, Muraenidae, Ophichthidae, Moringuidae and Muraenesocidae
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae
Beloniformes Belonidae and Hemirhamphidae
Cyprinodontiformes Cyprinodontidae
Channiformes Channidae
Scopeliformes Harpodontidae
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae, Cyprinidae, Cobitidae, Claridae, Siluridae, Heteropneustidae, Olyridae, Plotosidae, Chacidae, Schilbeidae, Amblycipitidae, Bagridae, Sisoridae and Ariidae
Clupeiformes Megalopidae, Notopteridae, Engraulidae and Clupeidae
Perciformes Trichiuridae, Mastacembelidae, Stromaetidae, Polynemidae, Mugilidae, Anabantidae, Eleotridae, Gobidae, Taenioidae, Platycephalidae, Sillaginidae, Nandidae, Pristolepidae, Scatophagidae, Lobotidae, Sparidae, Sciaenidae, Toxotidae, Leiognathidae, Centropomidae, Ambassidae, Teraponidae and Drepaneidae


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