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Silver razorbelly minnow, Salmophasia acinaces (Valenciennes, 1844)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Superfamily: Cyprinoidea Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) Subfamily: Rasborinae (= Danioninae) Genus: Salmophasia Species: S. acinaces

Synonyms Chela argentea Day, 1867 Chela diffusa (Jerdon, 1849) Leuciscus acinaces Valenciennes, 1844 Oxygaster argentea (Day, 1867) Pelecus diffusus Jerdon, 1849 Salmostoma acinaces (Valenciennes, 1844)

Common/local names English: Silver razorbelly minnow Bangladesh: Chela (চেলা) India: Chaya-vellache and Vellachee-cundee (Tamil Nadu) and Sampaj (Karnataka) …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.

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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