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Goldspotted grenadier anchovy, Coilia dussumieri Valenciennes, 1848

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Clupeiformes (Herrings) Suborder: Clupeoidei Family: Engraulidae (Anchovies) Subfamily: Coiliinae Genus: Coilia Species: C. dussumieri

Synonyms Coilia quadrifilis Günther, 1868 Demicoilia margaritifera Jordan & Seale, 1926 Leptonurus chrysostigma Bleeker, 1849

Common/local names English: Goldspotted grenadier anchovy and Painted tail anchovy Bangladesh: Boiragi (বৈরাগি), Olua (অলুয়া), Amadi (আমাদি) and Megha olua (মেঘা অলুয়া) India: Ooarialli (Orissa) and Mandeli (Maharashtra) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991)

Distributions: Bangladesh …read more

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Ramcarat grenadier anchovy, Coilia ramcarati (Hamilton, 1822)

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy: Coilia ramcarati

Ramcarat grenadier anchovy: Coilia ramcarati

Systematic Position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Clupeiformes (Herrings) Family: Engraulidae (Anchovies) Subfamily: Coiliinae Genus: Coilia Species: C. ramcarati

Synonyms Coilia cantoris Bleeker, 1853 Coilia quadragesimalis Valenciennes, 1848 Engraulis …read more

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Least Concern (LC) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Tenualosa ilisha, one of the Least Concern (LC) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Tenualosa ilisha, one of the Least Concern (LC) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

A Least Concern (LC) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as likely lowest risk, widespread, abundant taxon and does not qualify for a more at-risk category.

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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 …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

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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