Category: Fishes | Resource

Conta catfish, Conta conta (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Sisoroidea Family: Erethistidae (Erethistid catfishes) Genus: Conta Species: C. conta

Synonyms Conta elongata (Day, 1872) Erethistes elongata (Day, 1872) Hara conta (Hamilton, 1822) Hara elongata Day, 1872 Pimelodus conta Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Conta catfish India: Bot-tengara and Kutkant (West Bengal) (Tawlar and Jhingran, 1991).

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); India (base of Himalaya in the …read more


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Category: Food fish | Management | Marketing | Trade

Fish Carrying Containers in the Fish Markets of Rajshahi City Corporation

Transportation of fish should be very effective for proper distribution of fishes to the consumers. It is an important aspect of fisheries as both live and preserved fishes can be transported from one place to another as per requirements. In Bangladesh everyday huge number of fisheries items are being caught both from inland and marine water resources. But lack of proper preservation and transportation facilities, a noticeable amount of fishes …read more