Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Goonch, Bagarius bagarius (Hamilton, 1822)

Goonch: Bagarius bagarius

Goonch: Bagarius bagarius

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Sisoroidea Family: Sisoridae (Bagariidae; Sisorid catfishes) Subfamily: Sisorinae Genus: Bagarius Species: B. bagarius

Synonyms Bagarius buchanani Bleeker, 1854 Bagarius yarrelli (Misspelled name, must not be used) Pachypterus luridus Swainson, …read more

Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Threatened Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Distribution of Threatened Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

Distribution of Threatened Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

Threatened species are any species which are vulnerable to endangerment in the near future. It includes Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) and Vulnerable (VU) …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Critically Endangered (CR) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Bagarius bagarius, one of the critically endangered (CR) freshwater fishes of bangladesh

Bagarius bagarius, one of the critically endangered (CR) freshwater fishes of Bangladesh [Photo by Sharmin Siddique Bhuiyan]

A critically endangered (CR) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild. It is …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

List of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh and their conservation status

Conservation status of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (According to IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

Conservation status of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (According to IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

List of freshwater fishes of Bangladesh including their local conservation status (IUCN 2015a and b) are given below. In the …read more

Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource

Fin Fishes of the River Choto Jamuna

River Choto Jamuna is an important and well-known river in Northern Bangladesh and one of the major distributaries of the River Atrai. This river contributes much in terms of fish production and source of income for many fishermen living beside this river. A total of 63 species of fishes have been recorded belonging to 41 genera, 23 families and 9 orders (Galib et al 2013). However …read more

Category: Event | Fair

Poradaha Fish Fair 2013

The largest dwarf goonch at the fair, 190 cm in TL

The largest Dwarf goonch at the fish fair measuring 190 cm in TL

The Poradaha Fish Fair of Bogra district is a famous fair in Northern Bangladesh. The date of the fair is quite interesting, …read more

Category: Fishes | Haor Fishes | Resource

Photofeature: Freshwater Fishes of Sunamganj Haor Area (Part-B)

Badis badis (Hamilton, 1822)

Badis badis

Badis badis

English Name: Badis, Dwarf chameleon fish Bengali Name: Koi bandi (কই বান্দি), Napit koi (নাপিত কই), Kala koi (কালা কই), Bot koi (বোট কই) and Napit (নাপিত) IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Endangered

 

Bagarius bagarius (Hamilton, …read more