Category: Coastal Fishes | Fishes | Marine Fishes | Resource

Chacunda gizzard shad, Anodontostoma chacunda (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Clupeiformes (Herrings) Family: Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) Genus: Anodontostoma Species: A. chacunda

Synonyms: Clupanodon chacunda (Hamilton, 1822) Chatoessus chacunda (Day, 1878) Dorosoma chacunda (Weber & deBeaufort, 1913) Andontostoma chacunda (Munro, 1995)

Common/local names: English: Chacunda gizzard shad Bangladesh: Koi punti (কই পুঁটি), Chakunda (চাকু্নদা)(Rahman, 1989) Phillipines: Kabasi (Herre, 1948) Myanmar: Bony bream (Department of Fisheries Malaysia, 2009)

Distributions: Andaman …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

Category: Coastal Fishes | Fishes | Marine Fishes | Resource

Commonly harvested fishes in the coastal and marine environments of Bangladesh

A survey was carried out in several fish land centers of the country situated in the southern districts of Bangladesh to identify the commonly captured fishes from the coastal and marine environment of the country by the fishermen. A checklist of harvested fishes are mentioned here in the following table. However, this is not the complete list of such fish species, there may be some other species caught by the …read more

Category: Coastal Fishes | Fishes | Marine Fishes | Resource

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