Category: Fishes | Resource

Dari, Nemacheilus scaturigina (McClelland, 1839)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Nemacheilus Species: N. scaturigina

Synonyms Cobitis scaturigina (McClelland, 1839) Nemacheilus mugah Day, 1869 Nemacheilus shebbearei Hora, 1935 Noemacheilus scaturigina (McClelland, 1839) Noemacheilus zonatus (non McClelland, 1839) Schistura scaturigina McClelland, 1839

Common/local names English: River loach Bangladesh: Dari (দারি)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); eastern sub Himalaya (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Threatened Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Distribution of Threatened Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

Distribution of Threatened Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b))

Threatened species are any species which are vulnerable to endangerment in the near future. It includes Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) and Vulnerable (VU) …read more

Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Endangered (EN) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Ompok pabda, one of the endangered freshwater fishes of Bangladesh

Ompok pabda, one of the endangered freshwater fishes of Bangladesh

An endangered (EN) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. It is the second highest risk category after critically endangered (CR) assigned by the …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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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.”

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