Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Gangetic scissortail rasbora, Rasbora rasbora (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) Subfamily: Rasborinae Genus: Rasbora Species: R. rasbora

Synonyms Cyprinus rasbora Hamilton, 1822 Leuciscus microcephalus Jerdon, 1849 Leuciscus presbyter Valenciennes, 1844 Leuciscus rasbora Hamilton, 1822 Leuciscus xanthogrammae Jerdon, 1849 Leuciscus xanthogramme Jerdon, 1849 Rasbora buchanani Bleeker, 1860

Common/local names English: Gangetic scissortail rasbora Bangladesh: Darkina (দারকিনা) and Leuzza darkina (ল্যাইজ্জা দারকিনা)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India (Gangetic …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Bengala barb, Megarasbora elanga (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) Subfamily: Rasborinae Genus: Megarasbora Species: M. elanga

Synonyms Bengala elanga (Hamilton, 1822) Cyprinus elanga (Hamilton, 1822) Leuciscus elanga Hamilton, 1822 Rasbora elanga (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names English: Bengala barb and Bengal barb Bangladesh: Along (এলাং), Etang (ইটঙ) and Sephalia (সেফালিয়া)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India (West Bengal and Assam) and Myanmar (Bhuiyan, 1964).

Conservation status: Endangered …read more

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Slender rasbora, Rasbora daniconius (Hamilton, 1822)

Slender rasbora, Rasbora daniconius

Slender rasbora, Rasbora daniconius

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) Subfamily: Rasborinae Genus: Rasbora Species: R. daniconius

Synonyms Cyprinus anjana Hamilton, 1822 Cyprinus daniconius Hamilton, 1822 Leuciscus anjana (Hamilton, 1822) Leuciscus dandia Valenciennes, 1844 Leuciscus daniconius (Hamilton, 1822) Leuciscus flavus Jerdon, 1849 Leuciscus lateralis McClelland, 1839 Leuciscus malabaricus Jerdon, …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 …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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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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Fishes of the River Halda

River Halda

River Halda

Bangladesh is a riverine country and more than 700 rivers are present in this country (BFRI, 2007). In ancient time river was the main source of fishes from where people consume and mitigate their demand. Fishes bred and live in river without facing problems. There are four stock of Indian major carps are …read more