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Milkspotted puffer, Chelonodon patoca (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Tetraodontiformes (Plectognaths) Family: Tetraodontidae (Puffers) Genus: Chelonodon Species: C. patoca

Synonyms Cheilichthys kappa (Bleeker, 1852) Chelonodon kappa (Bleeker, 1852) Leiodon patoca Hammilton, 1822 Tetraodon kappa Bleeker, 1852 Tetraodon patoca Hammilton, 1822 Tetrodon dissutidens Cantor, 1849

Common/local names English: Milkspotted puffer and Gangetic pufferfish Bangladesh: Potka (পটকা), Sada potka (সাদা পটকা), Fotka (ফটকা), Boga (বোগা) and Kata tepa (কাটা পটকা) India: Potka …read more

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Data Deficient (DD) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Barilius barila, one of the Data Deficient (DD) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Barilius barila, one of the Data Deficient (DD) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

A Data Deficient (DD) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as not enough data to make an assessment of its risk of extinction.

According to IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b) two …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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Finfishes of the Sundarbans

The Sundarbans (beautiful forest) is the largest mangrove forest of the world and is a component of the greater Ganga-Brahmaputra estuarine system. It occupies the area between latitude 21027’30” to 22030’00” north and longitude 89002’00” to 90000’00” east (Huda and Haque 2003). The following finfish species are available in the Sundarbans (Huda and Haque 2003)-

Class: CHONDRICHTHYES

Order: Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks)

Family: Carcharhinidae (Requiem …read more

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Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes of Bangladesh

Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes: General parameter to differentiate freshwater from estuarine habitat is the salinity level of water. Freshwater contains less than 0.5 ppt (Parts Per Thousand) salinity whereas estuarine water contains moderate salinity (generally 14-17 ppt). We can easily define freshwater and estuarine fish species in such ways that “fishes live in freshwater habitats are called freshwater fish and fishes live in estuarine habitat are called estuarine fishes.”

But, …read more