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Largescale tonguesole, Cynoglossus arel (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) Family: Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) Subfamily: Cynoglossinae Genus: Cynoglossus Species: C. arel

Synonym: Pleuronectes arel Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Common/local names English: Largescale tonguesole Bangladesh: Kukur jeeb (কুকুর জিব)

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate and flat (dorso-ventrally compressed) with two nostrils on ocular side. Dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fin. No pectorals, …read more

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Bengal tongue sole, Cynoglossus cynoglossus (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) Family: Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) Subfamily: Cynoglossinae Genus: Cynoglossus Species: C. cynoglossus

Common/local names English: Bengal tongue sole and Gangetic tonguesole Bangladesh: Kukur jeeb (কুকুর জিব)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, through the East Indies, to the Philippines (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Synonyms Achirus cynoglossus Hamilton, 1822 Arelia oxyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1851) Arelia …read more

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Long tongue sole, Cynoglossus lingua Hamilton, 1822

Long tongue sole: Cynoglossus lingua

Long tongue sole: Cynoglossus lingua

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes) Family: Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes) Genus: Cyanoglossus Species: C. lingua

Common/local names English: Long tongue sole Bangladesh: Kukur jeeb (কুকুর জিব)

Synonyms Arelia lingua (Hamilton, 1822) …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.

According to 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 …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