Category: Fishes | Haor Fishes | Resource

Photofeature: Freshwater Fishes of Sunamganj Haor Area (Part-C)

Catla catla (Hamilton, 1822)

Catla catla

Catla catla

English Name: Catla Bengali Name: Catla (কাতলা), Katol (কাতল) IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Not threatened

 

Chaca chaca (Hamilton, 1822)

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Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

Orange Snakehead: A new species of snakehead in Bangladesh?

Presence of numerous black spot on the bright-orange body surface of the fish makes it different from other five snakehead species in Bangladesh although the external characters are same. The external characters of the fish mostly found to be similar with Channa barca but a critical difference …read more

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Spotted snakehead, Channa punctata (Bloch, 1793)

Spotted snakehead: Channa punctata

Spotted snakehead: Channa punctata

Systematic position (Nelson 2006) Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Channoidei (Ophiocephaliformes) Family: Channidae (Snakeheads) Genus: Channa Species: C. punctata

Common/local names English: Spotted snakehead Bangladesh: Taki (টাকি), Lata (লাটা), Chaitan (ছাইতান) and Sati (শাটি) India: Taki …read more