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Fin Fishes of the River Choto Jamuna

River Choto Jamuna is an important and well-known river in Northern Bangladesh and one of the major distributaries of the River Atrai. This river contributes much in terms of fish production and source of income for many fishermen living beside this river. A total of 63 species of fishes have been recorded belonging to 41 genera, 23 families and 9 orders (Galib et al 2013). However …read more

Category: Coastal Fishes | Fishes | Marine Fishes | Resource

Talang queenfish, Scomberoides commersonnianus Lacepède, 1801

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes (Perches) Family: Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) Subfamily: Scomberoidinae Genus: Scomberoides Species: S. commersonnianus

Synonyms Chorinemus commersonnianus (Lacepède, 1801) Chorinemus delicatulus Richardson, 1846 Chorinemus exoletus Cuvier, 1832 Chorinemus leucopthalmus Richardson, 1846 Scomber madagascariensis Shaw, 1803

Common/local names English: Talang queenfish, Lather skin queenfish and Double spotted queenfish Bangladesh: Futki chapa (ফুটকি চ্যাপা), Talang (তালাঙ্গ) and Rani (রাণি)

Distributions: Coastal and open sea (pelagic) …read more

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Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822)

Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha

Hilsa shad, Tenualosa ilisha

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Clupeiformes (herrings) Suborder: Clupeoidei Family: Clupeidae (Herrings (shads, sprats, sardines, pilchards, and menhadens) Subfamily: Alosinae (Shads) Genus: Tenualosa Species: T. ilisha

Synonyms Clupanodon ilisha Hamilton, 1822 Clupea ilisha (Hamilton, 1822) Clupea palasah Cuvier, 1829 …read more

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Ganges river sprat, Corica soborna Hamilton, 1822

Corica soborna

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Clupeiformes (Herrings) Suborder: Clupeoidei Family: Clupeidae (Herrings; shads, sprats, sardines, pilchards, and menhadens) Genus: Corica Species: C. soborna

Synonyms Corica argentata Swainson, 1839 Corica biharensis Kamal & Ahsan, 1979 Corica pseudopterus (Bleeker, 1852) Spratella pseudopterus Bleeker, 1852

Common/local names English: Ganges …read more

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Rita, Rita rita (Hamilton, 1822)

Rita: Rita rita

Rita: Rita rita

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Bagroidea Family: Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes) Genus: Rita Species: R. rita

Synonyms Arius cruciger (Owen, 1853) Arius ritoides Valenciennes, 1840 Pimelodus rita Hamilton, 1822 Rita buchanani Bleeker, 1854 Rita crucigera (Owen, 1853) Rita ritoides …read more

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Gagora catfish, Arius gagora (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Bagroidea Family: Ariidae (Tachysuridae) (Sea catfishes) Genus: Arius Species: A. gagora

Synonyms Pimelodus gagora Hamilton, 1822 Tachysurus gagora (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names English: Gagora catfish Bangladesh: Gagla (গাগলা), Ghagra (ঘাগরা) and Ghunga (ঘুংগা)

Distributions: Bangladesh and India (West Bengal and Orissa) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data Deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate with …read more

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Engraved catfish, Nemapteryx nenga (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Bagroidea Family: Ariidae (Tachysuridae) (Sea catfishes) Genus: Nemapteryx Species: N. nenga

Synonyms Arius caelatus (Valenciennes, 1840) Arius nenga (Hamilton, 1822) Pimelodus nenga Hamilton, 1822 Tachysurus nenga (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names English: Engraved catfish Bangladesh: Kata (কাটা)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Indo-Australian Archiopelago, but not the Philippines or Australia (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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