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Photofeature: EUS disease affected fishes of haor area

This feature presents some photographs of Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS) or Red Spot disease affected fishes of different beels of Sunamganj haor area.
 
Photograph 01

EUS affected Anabas testudineus

EUS affected Anabas testudineus

Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
English Name: Climbing perch
Bengali Name: Koi (কই)
IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Not threatened
Habitat Status: Native

 

Photograph 02

EUS affected Barbodes sarana

EUS affected Barbodes sarana

Barbodes sarana  (Hamilton, 1822)
English Name: Olive barb
Bengali Name: Sarputi (সরপুটি), Sarna puti (স্বর্ণাপুটি), Saral puti (সরল পুটি), Deshi sarputi (দেশী পুটি) and Kurti (কুর্তি)
IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Critically Endangered
Habitat Status: Native

 

Photograph 03

EUS affected Labeo gonius

EUS affected Labeo gonius

Labeo gonius (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822)
English Name: Kuria labeo
Bengali Name: Gonia (গোনিয়া), Ghainna (ঘাইন্না), Goni (গোনি) and Kurchi (কুরচি)
IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Endangered
Habitat Status: Native

 

Photograph 04

EUS affected Mastacembelus armatus

EUS affected Mastacembelus armatus

Mastacembelus armatus Lacepede, 1800
English Name: Tire-track spinyeel, Zig-zag eel
Bengali Name: Baim (বাইম), Bam(বাম), Sal baim(শাল বাইম)
IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Endangered
Habitat Status: Native

 

Photograph 05

EUS affected Puntius sophore

EUS affected Puntius sophore

Puntius sophore(Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822)
English Name: Spot-fin swamp barb
Bengali Name: Punti (পুঁটি), Jat punti (জাত পুঁটি), Vadi punti (ভাদি পুঁটি)
IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Not Threatened
Habitat Status: Native

 

Photograph 06-07

EUS affected head of Wallago attu

EUS affected head of Wallago attu

EUS affected tail of Wallago attu

EUS affected tail of Wallago attu

Wallago attu (Bloch and Schneider, 1801)
English Name: Wallago, Freshwater shark
Bengali Name: Boal (বোয়াল), Bol (বোল), Bal (বল), Boyali (বোয়ালী),
IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Not threatened
Habitat Status: Native

 

Important Notes:

  • Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS) or Red Spot Disease caused by the fungus, Aphanomyces invadans.
  • Symptoms of EUS are multiple small red spots over the skin, deep-red to brown skin ulcers etc.

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Technical Specialist, WorldFish Center, Bangladesh and South Asia. B.Sc. Fisheries (Honours) from FMRT, KU and MS in Aquaculture from BAU. Contact: balaramssoq@yahoo.com

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