Category: Biodiversity | Management | Non-fishes | Resource

Benthic Communities of Freshwater Bodies in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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

Category: Book | Publication

Book profile: Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

Book profile: Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh

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

Category: Aquaculture | Freshwater

Site Selection for Freshwater Aquaculture

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

Category: Aquaculture | Freshwater

Freshwater Prawn Farming in Gher: A Study Based on Monirampur Upazila of Jessore District

A culture plot for freshwater prawn farming

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

Category: Fishes | Resource

Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes of Bangladesh

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

Category: Book | Publication

Book Profile: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Volume 23 (Freshwater Fishes)

Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Volume 23 (Freshwater Fishes)

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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