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Duckbill sleeper, Butis butis (Hamilton, 1822)

Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Gobioidei Family: Eleotridae (Eleotrididae) (Sleepers) Subfamily: Butinae Genus: Butis Species: B. butis

Common name: Duckbill sleeper (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000)

Synonyms Cheilodipterus butis (Hamilton, 1822) Eleotris butis (Hamilton, 1822)

Distribution: Estuaries, tidal rivers and creeks in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000); Bay of Bengle (Rahman, 1989); Indo-west Pacific Ocean (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, …read more

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Goalpara loach, Neoeucirrhichthys maydelli Banarescu & Nalbant, 1968

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Superfamily: Cobitoidea Family: Cobitidae (Loaches) Subfamily: Cobitinae Genus: Neoeucirrhichthys Species: N. maydelli

Synonyms: No synonyms.

Common name: Goalpara loach

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005) and India (Brahmaputra drainage and Assam) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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

Morphology: Body elongate, cylindrical and somewhat compressed with rather small head. Eyes are large and …read more

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Burmese loach, Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei (Blyth, 1860)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Superfamily: Cobitoidea Family: Cobitidae (Loaches) Subfamily: Cobitinae Genus: Lepidocephalichthys Species: L. berdmorei

Synonyms Acanthopsis berdmorei Blyth, 1860 Cobitis berdmorei (Blyth, 1860) Lepidocephalus berdmorei (Blyth, 1860) Lepidocephalus cataractus Fowler, 1939

Common/local names English: Burmese loach Bangladesh: Puiya (পুইয়া)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005), India (Manipur) and Myanmar (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data Deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, …read more

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Annaldale loach, Lepidocephalichthys annandalei Chaudhuri, 1912

Annaldale loach, Lepidocephalichthys annandalei

Annaldale loach, Lepidocephalichthys annandalei

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Superfamily: Cobitoidea Family: Cobitidae (Loaches) Subfamily: Cobitinae Genus: Lepidocephalichthys Species: L. annandalei

Synonym: Lepidocephalus annandalei (Chaudhuri, 1912)

Common/local names English: Annaldale loach Bangladesh: Gutum (গুতুম) and Puiya (পুইয়া)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005) and India (Teesta river systems of North Bengal and Garo Hills …read more

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Loktak loach, Lepidocephalichthys irrorata Hora, 1921

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Superfamily: Cobitoidea Family: Cobitidae (Loaches) Subfamily: Cobitinae Genus: Lepidocephalichthys Species: L. irrorata

Synonym: Lepidocephalus irrorata (Hora, 1921)

Common/local names English: Loktak loach Bangladesh: Puiya (পুইয়া)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005) and India (Manipur and Meghalaya) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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

Morphology: Body elongate with arched dorsal profile and almost straight …read more

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Asian cory, Chandramara chandramara (Hamilton, 1822)

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

Synonyms Pimelodus chandramara Hamilton, 1822 Rama chandramara (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names English: Asian cory Bangladesh: Futki guri (ফুটকী গুড়ি) and Gura tengra (গুড়া টেংরা) India: Kucho tengara (West Bengal) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Distributions: Bangladesh and India (North Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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Murius vacha, Eutropiichthys murius (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Family: Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes) Genus: Eutropiichthys Species: E. murius

Synonyms Clupisoma murius (Hamilton, 1822) Eutropius murius (Hamilton, 1822) Pimelodus murius Hamilton, 1822 Pseudeutropius murius (Hamilton, 1822) Pseudeutropius murius batarensis Shrestha, 1980

Common/local names English: Murius vacha and Indus garua Bangladesh: Muri bacha (মুরি বাচা) and Motash (মোটাশ) India: Motusi and Muribache (West Bengal); Golmuhi and Butchua (Bihar); Dhungi (Punjab) …read more