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Fishes of the river Padma near Rajshahi, Bangladesh: Part-7

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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Channa gachaua (Local name: Cheng)

Channa gachaua

Channa gachaua


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Channiformes, Family: Channidae, Genus- Channa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
In last few years availability is very less. Breed during monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in June-October

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Chanda nama (Local name: Chanda)

Chanda nama

Chanda nama


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Centropomidae, Genus- Chanda
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in June-September

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Chanda baculis (Local name: Phopha chanda)

Chanda baculis

Chanda baculis


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Centropomidae, Genus- Chanda
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-June and fry in June-September

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Chanda ranga (Local name: Lal chanda)

Chanda ranga

Chanda ranga


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Centropomidae, Genus- Chanda
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in June-September

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Anabas testudineus (Local name: Koi)

Anabas testudineus

Anabas testudineus


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

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Colisa fasciatus (Local name: Kholsha)

Colisa fasciatus

Colisa fasciatus


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Anabantidae, Genus- Colisa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-June and fry in June-September

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Colisa sota (Local name: Chuna kholisha)

Colisa sota

Colisa sota


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Anabantidae, Genus- Colisa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-June and fry in June-September

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Glossogobius giuris (Local name: Baila, Bele)

Glossogobius giuris

Glossogobius giuris


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Gobidae, Genus- Glossogobius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during January-February and fry in July-September and February-march

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Pama pama (Local name: Bhola, Poa)

Pama pama

Pama pama


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Sciaenidae, Genus- Pama
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-June and fry in May-September

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Mastacembelus armatus (Local name: Gonti, Baim)

Mastacembelus armatus

Mastacembelus armatus


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Mastacembeliformes, Family: Mastacembelidae, Genus- Mastacembelus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during May-July and fry in June-October

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Mastacembelus pancalus (Local name: Guchi)

Mastacembelus pancalus

Mastacembelus pancalus


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Mastacembeliformes, Family: Mastacembelidae, Genus- Mastacembelus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-June and fry in June-September

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Macrognathus aculeatus (Local name: Tara baim)

Macrognathus aculeatus

Macrognathus aculeatus


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Mastacembeliformes, Family: Mastacembelidae, Genus- Mastacembelus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-June and fry in June-September

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Tetraodon cutcutia (Local name: Potka)

Tetraodon cutcutia

Tetraodon cutcutia


Taxonomic Position:
Order- Tetraodontiformes, Family: Tetraodontidae, Genus- Tetraodon
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed in the monsoon. Gravid female not recorded, fry available in July-October

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