Category: Coastal Fishes | Fishes | Marine Fishes | Resource

Commonly harvested fishes in the coastal and marine environments of Bangladesh

A survey was carried out in several fish land centers of the country situated in the southern districts of Bangladesh to identify the commonly captured fishes from the coastal and marine environment of the country by the fishermen. A checklist of harvested fishes are mentioned here in the following table. However, this is not the complete list of such fish species, there may be some other species caught by the …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794)

Stinging catfish: Heteropneustes fossilis

Stinging catfish: Heteropneustes fossilis

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Siluroidea Family: Heteropneustidae (Saccobranchidae; Airsac catfishes) Genus: Heteropneustes Species: H. fossilis

Common/local names English: Stinging catfish Bangladesh: Shing (শিং), Shinghi (শিংঘি) and Jiol (জিওল) India: Singee and Sheenee (Assam); Singhi (West …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Pabdah catfish, Ompok pabda (Hamilton, 1822)

Pabdah catfish: Ompok pabda

Pabdah catfish: Ompok pabda

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Siluroidea Family: Siluridae (Sheatfishes) Genus: Ompok Species: O. pabda

Common/ local names English: Pabdah catfish Bangladesh: Madhu pabda (মধু পাবদা) and Pabda (পাবদা) India: Leothari, Pahboh (Assam); Pabda, Pabo, Pahboh and …read more

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Gora chela, Securicula gora (Hamilton, 1822)

Gora chela: Securicula gora

Gora chela: Securicula gora

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

Common/ local names English: Gora chela Bangladesh: Ghora chela (ঘোড়া চেলা), Gora chela (গোরা চেলা), …read more

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Walking catfish, Clarias batrachus (Linneaeus, 1758)

Walking catfish: Clarias batrachus

Walking catfish: Clarias batrachus

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Siluroidea Family: Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes) Genus: Clarias Species: C. batrachus

Synonyms Clarias assamensis Day, 1877 Clarias punctatus Valenciennes, 1840 Silurus batrachus Linneaeus, 1758

Common/local names English: Magur, Walking catfish and Philippine …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Great snakehead, Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822)

Great/Giant snakehead: Channa marulius

Great/Giant snakehead: Channa marulius

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Channoidei (Ophiocephaliformes) Family: Channidae (Snakeheads) Genus: Channa Species: C. marulius

Common/local names English: Giant snakehead and Great snakehead Bangladesh: Gajar (গজার), Gajal (গজাল) and Sal (সাল) India: Haal (Assam); Sal, Gajal …read more

Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Walking snakehead, Channa orientalis Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Walking snakehead: Channa orientalis

Walking snakehead: Channa orientalis

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Channoidei (Ophiocephaliformes) Family: Channidae (Snakeheads) Genus: Channa Species: C. orientalis

Synonyms Channa gachua (non-Hamilton, 1822; misspelled name) Ophicephalus apus Canestrini, 1861 Ophiocephalus apus Canestrini, 1861 Ophiocephalus aurantiacus Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names …read more