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Kosi nangra, Nangra nangra (Hamilton, 1822)

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

Synonyms Gagata nangra (Hamilton, 1822) Macrones nangra (Hamilton, 1822) Nangra buchanani Day, 1877 Pimelodus nangra Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Kosi nangra Bangladesh: Gang tengra (গাং টেংরা)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India (Ganga and Yamuna river systems), Nepal and Pakistan (Indus river and plains) (Talwar and Jhingran, …read more

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Huddah nangra, Gogangra viridescens (Hamilton, 1822)

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

Synonyms Gagata viridescens (Hamilton, 1822) Gangra viridescens (Hamilton, 1822) Nangra punctata Day, 1877 Nangra viridescens (Hamilton, 1822) Pimelodus viridescens (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names English: Huddah nangra Bangladesh: Gang tengra (গাং টেংরা) India: Keyakatta (Assam); Huddah and Balsohani (Bihar); Huddah (Uttar Pradesh) and Muji (Punjab) (Talwar …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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Extinct Fishes of Bangladesh

Labeo dyocheilus

Labeo dyocheilus

Thirty species of fishes have been listed as extinct in inland waterbodies specially rivers of Bangladesh (Hossain, 2014). Famous Bangladeshi fisheries biodiversity scientist Dr. Hossain (Dr. Mostafa Ali Reza Hossain, Professor of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, BAU) also reported that more than hundred species of riverine fishes have been gone to under threat to extinct. According to Hossain (2014), a …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 …read more