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Y-loach: Botia lohachata

Y-loach: Botia lohachata

Y-loach: Botia lohachata

Synonyms Botia lohachata Chaudhuri, 1912 Botia lohachata Qureshi, 1965 Botia lohachata Menon, 1974

Common name: Y-loach Local name: Rani, putul

Taxonomy position: Phylum- Chordata Class-Oesteichthyes Order-Cypriniformes Family- Cobitidae Genus- Botia

Fin formula: D. 11 (2/9); P1.14: P2. 8: A. 7 …read more

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Reticulate/Y-loach: Botia lohachata Chaudhuri, 1912

Reticulate loach: Botia lohachata

Reticulate loach: Botia lohachata

Systematic posotion: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cobitidae (Loaches) Genus: Botia Species: B. lohachata

Common names: Bou, Rani, Beti (Bangladesh); Reticulate loach (Fishbase); Lohachat (India).

Distribution: Indus river system (Pakistan); Ganga drainage (India); Nepal (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991) and Bangladesh.

Conservation status: Endangered in Bangladesh …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) categories.

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Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Endangered (EN) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Ompok pabda, one of the endangered freshwater fishes of Bangladesh

Ompok pabda, one of the endangered freshwater fishes of Bangladesh

An endangered (EN) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. It is the second highest risk category after critically endangered (CR) assigned by the IUCN …read more

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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 list, …read more

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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

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Habitat of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh: Order Cypriniformes

The place in where particular plants or animals live is known as habitat. Within the habitat, organism occupies different niches. A niche is the functional role of a species in a community. Habitat is a place where species get what they need to survive food, water, cover, and a place to rare young. There are 265 species under 154 genera and 55 families (Rahman, 2005) found in Bangladesh and they …read more