Category: Fishes | Resource | Threatened fishes

Wrestling halfbeak, Dermogenys pusilla Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Beloniformes (Needlefishes) Suborder: Belonoidei (= Exocoetoidei) Superfamily: Exocoetoidea Family: Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks) Subfamily: Zenarchopterinae Genus: Dermogenys Species: D. pusilla

Synonym: Dermogenys pusillus Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823

Common/local names English: Wrestling halfbeak Bangladesh: Ek Thota (এক ঠোটা)

Distributions: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, China and the Philippines (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Conservation status: Endangered in Bangladesh due to habitat loss (IUCN …read more