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Ectuntio halfbeak, Zenarchopterus ectuntio (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Beloniformes (Needlefishes) Suborder: Belonoidei (= Exocoetoidei) Superfamily: Exocoetoidea Family: Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks) Subfamily: Zenarchopterinae Genus: Zenarchopterus Species: Z. ectuntio

Synonyms Esox ectuntio Hamilton, 1822 Hemiramphus amblyurus Bleeker, 1849 Hemiramphus borneensis Bleeker, 1851 Hemirhamphus amblyurus Bleeker, 1849 Zenarchopterus amblyurus (Bleeker, 1849) Zenarchopterus borneensis (Bleeker, 1851) Zenarchopterus hendersoni Fowler, 1919

Common/local names English: Ectuntio halfbeak Bangladesh: Ek Thuita (এক ঠুইটা) and Ek Thota (এক …read more

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Data Deficient (DD) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Barilius barila, one of the Data Deficient (DD) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Barilius barila, one of the Data Deficient (DD) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

A Data Deficient (DD) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as not enough data to make an assessment of its risk of extinction.

According to IUCN Bangladesh (2015a, b) two …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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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