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