Category: Fishes | Resource

Humped featherback: Chitala chitala (Hamilton, 1822)

Humped featherback: Chitala chitala

Humped featherback: Chitala chitala

Systematic position Phylum: ChordataClass: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Osteoglossiformes (bonytongues) Family: Notopteridae (featherfin knifefishes or Old World knifefishes) Genus: Chitala Species: C. chitala

Synonyms Mystus chitala Hamilton, 1822 Notopterus chitala Day, 1878

Common names: Chital (Bangladesh); Humped featherback (English); Clown knifefish (Fishbase).

Distribution: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Philippines (Bhuiyan, 1964; Talwar …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 | 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 …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: 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-C2)

 

Chitala chitala (Hamilton, 1822)

Chitala chitala

Chitala chitala

English Name: Humped featherback, Clown knifefish Bengali Name: Chital (চিতল) IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Endangered

 

Cirrhinus cirrhosus (Bloch, 1795)

Cirrhinus cirrhosus…read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Fishes of the River Halda

River Halda

River Halda

Bangladesh is a riverine country and more than 700 rivers are present in this country (BFRI, 2007). In ancient time river was the main source of fishes from where people consume and mitigate their demand. Fishes bred and live in river without facing problems. There are four stock of Indian major carps are …read more