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Fishes of the river Padma near Rajshahi, Bangladesh: Part-1

A survey has been carried out in order to explore the existing fish fauna of the river Padma near Rajshahi. One species of Chondrichthyes and 72 species of Osteichthyes of fishes were recorded. Details are given in Fish and Other Fisheries Items of the river Padma Near Rajshahi of Bangladesh.

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Humped featherback: Chitala chitala (Hamilton, 1822)

Humped featherback: Chitala chitala

Humped featherback: Chitala chitala

Systematic position Phylum: ChordataClass: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Osteoglossiformes (bonytongues) Family: Notopteridae (featherfin knifefishes or Old World knifefishes) Genus: Chitala Species: C. chitala

Synonyms Mystus chitala Hamilton, 1822 Notopterus chitala Day, 1878

Common names: Chital (Bangladesh); Humped featherback (English); Clown knifefish (Fishbase).

Distribution: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Philippines (Bhuiyan, 1964; Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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