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Soldier catfish, Osteogeneiosus militaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Bagroidea Family: Ariidae (Tachysuridae) (Sea catfishes) Genus: Osteogeneiosus Species: O. militaris

Synonyms Osteogeneiosus blochii Bleeker, 1846 Osteogeneiosus cantoris Bleeker, 1854 Osteogeneiosus gracilis Bleeker, 1846 Osteogeneiosus ingluvies Bleeker, 1846 Osteogeneiosus longiceps Bleeker, 1846 Osteogeneiosus macrocephalus Bleeker, 1846 Osteogeneiosus sthenocephalus Day, 1877 Osteogeneiosus valenciennesi Bleeker, 1846 Silurus militaris Linnaeus, 1758

Common/local names English: Soldier catfish Bangladesh: Apuia (অপুয়া)

Distributions: Bangladesh, …read more

Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource

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

Category: Coastal Fishes | Fishes | Marine Fishes | Resource

Commonly harvested fishes in the coastal and marine environments of Bangladesh

A survey was carried out in several fish land centers of the country situated in the southern districts of Bangladesh to identify the commonly captured fishes from the coastal and marine environment of the country by the fishermen. A checklist of harvested fishes are mentioned here in the following table. However, this is not the complete list of such fish species, there may be some other species caught by 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