Benthos refers to the benthic invertebrate community, which is a group of animals that live on or in the bottom sediments of different waterbodies. The benthic community includes a wide variety of organisms including clams, oysters, small shrimp-like crustaceans, and the blood and clamworms. These communities very much depended on some abiotic factors such as depth of water, temperature, turbidity, and salt content. Fluctuations of any of those parameters result …read more
Book profile: Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh
The book entitled “Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh” presents 265 species of freshwater fishes of Bangladesh under 154 genera and 55 families. Systematic description of all species including colour photograph are provided here. Moreover taxonomic key to identify up to species is included in …read more
Introduction: A good habitat is an essential factor for all the animals in the world as well as fishes. Fishes like all other rearing or cultured animals require some basic essentials and better and suitable environment for living is one of the most important requirement to continue life smoothly which is ultimately increase the biomass and finally turned into good production or yield. In aquaculture, site selection is a vital …read more
A culture plot for freshwater prawn farming
Gher is modified rice field (usually situated in flood plain) comprising a trench around the rice field and built up dikes to maintain a depth of around 1 meter in the trench. Farming of prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) is became popular in south …read more
Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes: General parameter to differentiate freshwater from estuarine habitat is the salinity level of water. Freshwater contains less than 0.5 ppt (Parts Per Thousand) salinity whereas estuarine water contains moderate salinity (generally 14-17 ppt). We can easily define freshwater and estuarine fish species in such ways that “fishes live in freshwater habitats are called freshwater fish and fishes live in estuarine habitat are called estuarine fishes.”
But, …read more
Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Volume 23 (Freshwater Fishes) presents the first illustrated compendium of all the the freshwater fishes of Bangladesh. This book would be helpful to those specifically working for biodiversity conservation and to the teachers and students of …read more
Esox cancila Hamilton, 1822, Fishes of the Ganges. p. 213.
Belone cancila Day, 1878, Fishes of India. p.511.
Xenentodon cancila Shaw and Shebbeare, 1937, Fishes of Northern Bangal. p.108.
Xenentodon cancila Bhuiyan, 1964, Fishes of Dacca. p.86.
Common name: Freshwater garfish
Local name: Kakila, Kakla