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Gangetic gagata, Gagata gagata (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Sisoroidea Family: Sisoridae (Bagariidae; Sisorid catfishes) Subfamily: Sisorinae Genus: Gagata Species: G. gagata

Synonyms Gagata cenia (misspelled name, must not be used) Gagata typus Bleeker, 1863 Pimelodus gagata Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Gangetic gagata Bangladesh: Gang tengra (গাং টেংরা) and Hudda (হুদ্দা)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Padma river system); India (Ganga and Brahmaputra river systems) and Myanmar (Irrawaddy river …read more

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Indian gagata, Gagata cenia (Hamilton, 1822)

Indian gagata: Gagata cenia

Indian gagata: Gagata cenia

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Sisoroidea Family: Sisoridae (Bagariidae; Sisorid catfishes) Subfamily: Sisorinae Genus: Gagata Species: G. cenia

Synonym: Pimelodus cenia Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Indian gagata Bangladesh: Cenia (ছেনিয়া), Jungla (জংলা), …read more

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Gang tengra, Gagata youssoufi Ataur Rahman, 1976

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Sisoroidea Family: Sisoridae (Bagariidae; Sisorid catfishes) Subfamily: Sisorinae Genus: Gagata Species: G. youssoufi

Synonyms: No synonyms

Local name: Gang tengra (গাং টেংরা)

Distributions: Name of place or country will go here, not the name of water body (Reference required).

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

Morphology: Body elongate with arched dorsal and ventral profile, head …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 Bangladesh …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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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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Top Ten Smallest Fishes of Bangladesh

Top Ten Smallest Fishes of Bangladesh

Top Ten Smallest fishes of Bangladesh are given below –

No. Scientific Name English Name Bangla/Local Name Max. SL (cm)* 10 Parambassis lala Highfin Glassy Perchlet Lal Chanda 3.8 9 Nangra ornata Ornata Catfish Gang Tengra 3.7 8 Badis chittagongis Chittagong …read more