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Extinct Fishes of Bangladesh

Labeo dyocheilus

Labeo dyocheilus

Thirty species of fishes have been listed as extinct in inland waterbodies specially rivers of Bangladesh (Hossain, 2014). Famous Bangladeshi fisheries biodiversity scientist Dr. Hossain (Dr. Mostafa Ali Reza Hossain, Professor of Fisheries Biology and Genetics, BAU) also reported that more than hundred species of riverine fishes have been gone to under threat to extinct. According to Hossain (2014), a list …read more

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Devario assamensis (Barman, 1984): A newly recorded freshwater fish in Bangladesh

Devario assamensis

Assam Danio, Devario assamensis

Devario assamensis (Barman, 1984) was recorded (first time in Bangladesh) from Madhabkundo waterfalls and adjacent streams in Moulovibazar District of Bangladesh by Ahmed et al. in 2013 (Ahmed et al. 2013). It is a colourful fish and can be reared in aquarium as an ornamental …read more

Category: Fishes | Freshwater Fishes | Resource | SIS Fishes

Highfin glassy perchlet, Parambassis lala (Hamilton, 1822)

Parambassis lala

Systematic position (Nelson 2006) Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Percoidei Superfamily: Percoidea Family: Ambassidae/Chandidae (Asiatic glassfishes) Genus: Parambassis Species: P. lala

Synonyms Chanda lala Hamilton, 1822 Ambassis lala (Hamilton, 1822) Pseudambassis lala (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names English: Highfin glassy perchlet Bangladesh: …read more

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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

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Habitat of Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh: Order Cypriniformes

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. There are 265 species under 154 genera and 55 families (Rahman, 2005) found in Bangladesh and they …read more

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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