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Barca snakehead, Channa barca (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Family: Channidae (Snakeheads) Genus: Channa Species: C. barca

Synonyms Ophicephalus nigricans Cuvier, 1831 Ophiocephalus barca Hamilton, 1822

Common/local name English: Barca snakehead Bangladesh: Pipla (পিপলা), Pipla shol (পিপলা শোল), Tila shol (তিলা শোল) and Tila (তিলা)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India (West Bengal and Assam) and some parts of Pakistan (Bhuiyan, 1964).

Conservation status: Critically endangered in Bangladesh due to habitat …read more

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Hamilton’s barila, Barilius bendelisis (Hamilton, 1807)

Hamilton’s barila: Barilius bendelisis

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows and carps) Sub-family: Rasborinae (Danioninae) Genus: Barilius Species: B. bendelisis

Varieties: Two varieties are available in Bangladesh (Shafi and Quddus, 2001)- Barilius bendelisis var. cosca (খোকসা জয়া) Barilius bendelisis var. chedra (চেদ্রা জয়া)

Synonyms Barilius bendelisis bendelisis (Hamilton, 1807) Barilius bendelisis chedra (Hamilton, 1822) …read more

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Tileo baril, Barilius tileo (Hamilton, 1822)

Tileo baril: Barilius teleo

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows and carps) Sub-family: Rasborinae (Danioninae) Genus: Barilius Species: B. tileo

Synonyms Barilius menoni Sen, 1976 Cyprinus tileo Hamilton, 1822 Leuciscus brachialis (McClelland, 1839) Opsarius brachialis McClelland, 1839

Common/Local names English: Tileo baril Bangladesh: Teli koksha (টেলি খোকসা), Tila (তিলা), Tila Koksa (তিলা খোকসা) and Patharchata …read more