Category: Freshwater | Management

Habitat Improvement Techniques in Lentic Water Bodies

The place in where particular plants or animals live is known as habitat. Within the habitat, organism occupies different niches. A niche is the functional role of a species in a community. Habitat is a place where species get what they need to survive food, water, cover, and a place to rare young. Habitat improvement refers any kind of positive changes in the habitat, which provide favorable condition for growth, …read more

Category: Non-fishes | Resource

Shellfishes of Bangladesh: Shrimp and Prawn

Shellfish, a group of invertebrates and aquatic organism, is covered by chitinous or calcareous exoskeleton. Shell means an outer covering or layer which is popularly known as “Khoalos” in Bengali. Shellfishes are belonging to two major Phylum Arthropoda and Mollusca. In Bangladesh, there are a wide range of shellfishes have been found which comprise different groups such as, Crustaceans (shrimp, prawn, lobster, crayfish, and crab) Molluscs (clam, mussel, oyster and …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Dusky sleeper, Eleotris fusca (Forster, 1801)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Gobioidei Family: Eleotridae (Eleotrididae; sleepers) Subfamily: Eleotrinae Genus: Eleotris Species: E. fusca

Synonyms Culius fuscus (Forster, 1801) Culius niger (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) Eleotris cavifrons Blyth, 1860 Eleotris fornasinii Bianconi, 1855 Eleotris klunzingerii Pfeffer, 1893 Eleotris niger Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 Eleotris nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 Poecilia fusca Forster, 1801

Common/local names English: Dusky sleeper Bangladesh: Kuli …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Lutea sleeper, Eleotris lutea Day, 1876

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Gobioidei Family: Eleotridae (Eleotrididae; Sleepers) Subfamily: Eleotrinae Genus: Eleotris Species: E. lutea

Synonyms: No synonyms

Common/local names English: Lutea sleeper Bangladesh: Kuli (কুলি)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); India (West Bengal and Andaman) and Myanmar (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongated, compressed with depressed head. Anterior nostrils …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Spiketail paradisefish, Pseudosphromenus cupanus (Cuvier, 1831)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes) Suborder: Anabantoidei (Labyrinthici, in part) Family: Osphronemidae (Gouramis) Sub-family: Macropodinae (Siamese fighting fishes, Paradisefishes) Genus: Pseudosphromenus Species: P. cupanus

Synonyms Macropodus cupanus (Cuvier, 1831) Polyacanthus cupanus Cuvier, 1831 Polyacanthus cupanus dayi Köhler, 1908

Common/local names English: Spiketailed Paradise or Red spiketailed paradisefish Bangladesh: Koi bandi (কই বান্দি) India: Hebbuti (Andhra Pradesh); Paunah and Pauni (Tamil Nadu); Caringanah and …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Bumblebee goby, Brachygobius nunus (Hamilton, 1822)

Brachygobius nunus

Brachygobius nunus

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Gobioidei Family: Gobiidae (Gobies) Subfamily: Gobionellinae Genus: Brachygobius Species: B. nunus

Synonyms Gobius alcockii Annandale, 1906 Gobius bombayensis Annandale, 1919 Gobius nunus Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Bumblebee goby and Golden-banded goby Bangladesh: Nuna baila (নুনা বাইলা)

Distributions: India, Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra, Java and Borneo (Talwar …read more

Category: Fishes | Resource

Bloch’s gizzard shad, Nematalosa nasus (Bloch, 1795)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Clupeiformes (herrings) Suborder: Clupeoidei Family: Clupeidae (Herrings (shads, sprats, sardines, pilchards, and menhadens) Subfamily: Dorosomatinae (Gizzard shads) Genus: Nematalosa Species: N. nasus

Synonyms Chatoessus altus Gray, 1834 Chatoessus chrysopterus Richardson, 1846 Chatoessus nasus (Bloch, 1795) Clupanodon nasica Lacepède, 1803 Clupea nasus Bloch, 1795 Dorosoma nasus (Bloch, 1795)

Common/local names English: Bloch’s gizzard shad Bangladesh: Barang (বারাং)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and …read more