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Endangered (EN) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Ompok pabda, one of the endangered freshwater fishes of Bangladesh

Ompok pabda, one of the endangered freshwater fishes of Bangladesh

An endangered (EN) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. It is the second highest risk category after critically endangered (CR) assigned by the IUCN …read more

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Critically Endangered (CR) Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Bagarius bagarius, one of the critically endangered (CR) freshwater fishes of bangladesh

Bagarius bagarius, one of the critically endangered (CR) freshwater fishes of Bangladesh [Photo by Sharmin Siddique Bhuiyan]

A critically endangered (CR) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild. It is the …read more

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Pabdah catfish, Ompok pabda (Hamilton, 1822)

Pabdah catfish: Ompok pabda

Pabdah catfish: Ompok pabda

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Siluroidea Family: Siluridae (Sheatfishes) Genus: Ompok Species: O. pabda

Common/ local names English: Pabdah catfish Bangladesh: Madhu pabda (মধু পাবদা) and Pabda (পাবদা) India: Leothari, Pahboh (Assam); Pabda, Pabo, Pahboh and …read more

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Rita, Rita rita (Hamilton, 1822)

Rita: Rita rita

Rita: Rita rita

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

Synonyms Arius cruciger (Owen, 1853) Arius ritoides Valenciennes, 1840 Pimelodus rita Hamilton, 1822 Rita buchanani Bleeker, 1854 Rita crucigera (Owen, 1853) Rita ritoides …read more

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Goonch, Bagarius bagarius (Hamilton, 1822)

Goonch: Bagarius bagarius

Goonch: Bagarius bagarius

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Sisoroidea Family: Sisoridae (Bagariidae; Sisorid catfishes) Subfamily: Sisorinae Genus: Bagarius Species: B. bagarius

Synonyms Bagarius buchanani Bleeker, 1854 Bagarius yarrelli (Misspelled name, must not be used) Pachypterus luridus Swainson, 1839 Pimelodus bagarius …read more

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Great snakehead, Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822)

Great/Giant snakehead: Channa marulius

Great/Giant snakehead: Channa marulius

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Channoidei (Ophiocephaliformes) Family: Channidae (Snakeheads) Genus: Channa Species: C. marulius

Common/local names English: Giant snakehead and Great snakehead Bangladesh: Gajar (গজার), Gajal (গজাল) and Sal (সাল) India: Haal (Assam); Sal, Gajal …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