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River stone carp, Psilorhynchus sucatio (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps) Genus: Psilorhynchus Species: P. sucatio

Synonyms Cyprinus sucatio Hamilton, 1822 Psilorhynchus sucatio damodarai David, 1953 Psilorhynchus sucatio nudithoracicus Tilak & Husain, 1980

Common/local names English: River stone carp and Sucatio minnow Bangladesh: Titari (তিতারি)

Distributions: Bangladesh and India (Eastern Himalaya, Ganga river system in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: …read more

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Near Threatened (NT) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Osteobrama cotio, one of the Near Threatened (NT) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Osteobrama cotio, one of the Near Threatened (NT) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

A Near Threatened (NT) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as likely to become endangered in the near future. It is the fourth highest risk category after Critically Endangered (CR), …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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Habitat of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh: Order Cypriniformes

The place in where particular plants or animals live is known as habitat. Within the habitat, organism occupies different niches. A niche is the functional role of a species in a community. Habitat is a place where species get what they need to survive food, water, cover, and a place to rare young. There are 265 species under 154 genera and 55 families (Rahman, 2005) found in Bangladesh and they …read more

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Trout barb, Raiamas bola (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows and carps) Subfamily: Rasborinae (Danioninae) Genus: Raiamas Species: R. bola

Synonyms Barilius bola (Hamilton, 1822) Barilius corbetti Tilak & Husain, 1980 Barilius goha (Hamilton, 1822) Barilius jalkapoorei Shrestha, 1980 Bola bola (Hamilton, 1822) Bola goha (Hamilton, 1822) Cyprinus bola Hamilton, 1822 Cyprinus goha Hamilton, 1822 Leuciscus salmoides Blyth, 1858 Opsarius goha (Hamilton, 1822) Opsarius gracilis McClelland, …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