Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Jamuna ailia, Ailiichthys punctata Day, 1872

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Family: Schilbidae (Schilbeid catfishes) Genus: Ailiichthys Species: A. punctata

Synonym: Ailia punctata (Day, 1872)

Common/local names English: Jamuna ailia Bangladesh: Kajuli (কাজুলী) and Baspata (বাশপাতা).

Distribution: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan (Bhuiyan, 1964).

Conservation status: Vulnerable in Bangladesh due to lack of awareness and habitat loss (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: The body is elongated and deeply compressed. Mouth sub-inferior and …read more