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Ten Vulnerable Fishes of Bangladesh: Recorded from Chalan Beel

A total of 54 native freshwater fish species of Bangladesh have been declared threatened by IUCN Bangladesh (2000). Among them 12 species are recorded as critically endangered, 28 species are endangered and rest 14 species are vulnerable.

Out of 54 threatened freshwater fish species of Bangladesh, 28 species are found in Chalan Beel (5 species are critically endangered, 12 species are endangered and rest 10 species are vulnerable).

Vulnerable fish species are shown bellow-

Vulnerable fish species (10) found in Chalan Beel are shown bellow-

01.
Bangla Name: Foli
English Name: Bronze Featherback
Scientific Name: Notopterus notopterus

Foli, Bronze Featherback, Notopterus notopterus

Foli, Bronze Featherback, Notopterus notopterus

02.
Bangla Name: Raik or Aikhor or Raikhor
English Name: Reba Carp
Scientific Name: Cirrhinus reba

Raik or Aikhor or Raikhor, Reba Carp, Cirrhinus reba

Raik or Aikhor or Raikhor, Reba Carp, Cirrhinus reba

03.
Bangla Name: Tit puti
English Name: Ticto barb
Scientific Name: Puntius ticto

Tit puti, Ticto barb, Puntius ticto

Tit puti, Ticto barb, Puntius ticto

04.
Bangla Name: Ayre or Aor
English Name: Long-whiskered Catfish
Scientific Name: Sperata aor

Ayre or Aor, Long-whiskered Catfish, Sperata aor

Ayre or Aor, Long-whiskered Catfish, Sperata aor

05.
Bangla Name: Gulsa Tengra
English Name: Gangetic Mystus
Scientific Name: Mystus cavasius

Gulsa Tengra, Gangetic Mystus, Mystus cavasius

Gulsa Tengra, Gangetic Mystus, Mystus cavasius

06.
Bangla Name: Nama chanda
English Name: Elongate glass-perchlet
Scientific Name: Chanda nama

Nama chanda, Elongate glass-perchlet, Chanda nama

Nama chanda, Elongate glass-perchlet, Chanda nama

07.
Bangla Name: Ranga chanda
English Name: Indian glassy fish
Scientific Name: Chanda ranga

Ranga chanda, Indian glassy fish, Chanda ranga

Ranga chanda, Indian glassy fish, Chanda ranga

08.
Bangla Name: Meni or Bheda
English Name: Gangetic Leaffish
Scientific Name: Nandus nandus

Meni or Bheda, Gangetic Leaffish, Nandus nandus

Meni or Bheda, Gangetic Leaffish, Nandus nandus

09.
Bangla Name: Gachua or Cheng or Ghaira
English Name: Walking snakehead
Scientific Name: Channa orientalis

Gachua or Cheng or Ghaira, Walking snakehead, Channa orientalis

Gachua or Cheng or Ghaira, Walking snakehead, Channa orientalis

10.
Bangla Name: Kuchia
English Name: Cuchia
Scientific Name: Monopterus cuchia

Kuchia, Cuchia, Monopterus cuchia

Kuchia, Cuchia, Monopterus cuchia

Note:
According to IUCN Bangladesh (2000), the meaning of critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable is given bellow-

Critically Endangered:
A taxon is critically endangered when it is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future.

Endangered:
A taxon is endangered when it is not critically endangered but is facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future.

Vulnerable:
A taxon is vulnerable when it is not critically endangered or endangered but is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future.

Reference:
IUCN Bangladesh. 2000. Red Book of Threatened Fishes of Bangladesh. IUCN- The World Conservation Union. xii+116 pp.

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Lecturer, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Ex-student, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi. Email: thegalib@gmail.com. More...

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