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Fishes of the river Padma near Rajshahi, Bangladesh: Part-4

A survey has been carried out in order to explore the existing fish fauna of the river Padma near Rajshahi. One species of Chondrichthyes and 72 species of Osteichthyes of fishes were recorded. Details are given in Fish and Other Fisheries Items of the river Padma Near Rajshahi of Bangladesh.

The photograph, taxonomic position, Scientific name, Local name, Availability, reproduction and breeding season of the recorded species are presented in this serial feature.

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Cirrhina reba (Local name: Raikhor)

Cirrhina reba

Cirrhina reba


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Cirrhina
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in monsoon, gravid female found during April-August and fry during June-September

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Botia dario (Local name: Rani, Bau)

Botia dario

Botia dario


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cobitidae, Genus- Botia
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in monsoon, gravid female found during May-June and fry during July-August

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Lepidocephalus guntea (Local name: Puiya, Gutum)

Lepidocephalus guntea

Lepidocephalus guntea


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cobitidae, Genus- Lepidocephalus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in monsoon, gravid female found during April-August and fry during June-September

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Somileptes gongota (Local name: Gutum, Pahari gutum)

Somileptes gongota

Somileptes gongota


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cobitidae, Genus- Somileptes
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed in monsoon, gravid female found during April-August and fry during June-September

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Wallago attu (Local name: Boal)

Wallago attu

Wallago attu


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Siluridae, Genus- Wallago
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon in the shallow water. Gravid female found during April-May and fry during June-September

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Ompok pabda (Local name: Pabda, Paba)

Ompok pabda

Ompok pabda


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Siluridae, Genus- Ompok
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female found during April-May and fry during June-September

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Ompok bimaculatus (Local name: Kani pabda)

Ompok bimaculatus

Ompok bimaculatus


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Siluridae, Genus- Ompok
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female found during April-May and fry during June-September

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Pangasius pangasius (Local name: Pangus)

Pangasius pangasius

Pangasius pangasius


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Pangasidae, Genus- Pangasius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon in the shallow water. Gravid female found in June

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Clupisoma garua (Local name: Ghere,Gharua)

Clupisoma garua

Clupisoma garua


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Schilbeidae, Genus- Clupisoma
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon in the shallow water. Gravid female found in June

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Clupisoma atherinoides (Local name: Batasi)

Clupisoma atherinoides

Clupisoma atherinoides


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Schilbeidae, Genus- Clupisoma
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during May-July and fry during July-September

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