Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Bengala barb, Megarasbora elanga (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) Subfamily: Rasborinae Genus: Megarasbora Species: M. elanga

Synonyms Bengala elanga (Hamilton, 1822) Cyprinus elanga (Hamilton, 1822) Leuciscus elanga Hamilton, 1822 Rasbora elanga (Hamilton, 1822)

Common/local names English: Bengala barb and Bengal barb Bangladesh: Along (এলাং), Etang (ইটঙ) and Sephalia (সেফালিয়া)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India (West Bengal and Assam) and Myanmar (Bhuiyan, 1964).

Conservation status: Endangered …read more