Category: Biodiversity | Management

Migratory Pattern, Route and Abundance of Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha)

Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha): The national fish of Bangladesh

Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha): The national fish of Bangladesh

During entire life, Hilsa shad (the national fish of Bangladesh) migrates both from sea to freshwater and freshwater to sea to meet the biological demand. Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha) lives in the …read more

Category: Biodiversity | Management | Resource | Waterbody

Baluhar Baor: A Crucial Harbor of Great Diversity

Baluhar Baor area is a “Hot spot (a very rich area in biodiversity)” of Bangladesh. A total of 3 major species of Annelids, 20 species of Arthropods, 8 species of Mollusks, 72 species of Fishes, 3 species of Amphibians, 13 species of Reptiles, 52 different species of Birds, 16 species of Mammals, 22 species of Aquatic macrophytes and 145 species of flowering plants (Sub-kingdom: Phanerogamia) were identified …read more

Category: Biodiversity | Biology | Fishes | Management | Resource | Systematics

Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

Presence of numerous black spot on the bright-orange body surface of the fish makes it different from other five snakehead species in Bangladesh although the external characters are same. The external characters of the fish mostly found to be similar with Channa barca but a critical difference …read more

Category: Biodiversity | Management | Non-fishes | Resource

Benthic Communities of Freshwater Bodies in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Benthos refers to the benthic invertebrate community, which is a group of animals that live on or in the bottom sediments of different waterbodies. The benthic community includes a wide variety of organisms including clams, oysters, small shrimp-like crustaceans, and the blood and clamworms. These communities very much depended on some abiotic factors such as depth of water, temperature, turbidity, and salt content. Fluctuations of any of those parameters result …read more

Category: Academic | Biodiversity | Institute | Management | Resource

Institute Profile: Fish Museum and Biodiversity Center, BAU

Attractive entrance of the Fish Museum and Biodiversity Center, BAU

Attractive entrance of the Fish Museum and Biodiversity Center, BAU

A total of 265 freshwater fish species were recorded from Bangladesh. Among them, 230 species has been preserved and displayed in …read more

Category: Biodiversity | Fishes | Management | Resource

Ten Vulnerable Fishes of Bangladesh: Recorded from Chalan Beel

A total of 54 native freshwater fish species of Bangladesh have been declared threatened by IUCN Bangladesh (2000). Among them 12 species are recorded as critically endangered, 28 species are endangered and rest 14 species are vulnerable.

Out of 54 threatened freshwater fish species of Bangladesh, 28 species are found in Chalan Beel (5 species are critically endangered, 12 species are endangered and rest 10 species are vulnerable).

Vulnerable fish …read more