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.

The photograph, taxonomic position, Scientific name, Local name, Availability, reproduction and breeding season of the recorded species are presented in this serial feature.

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Chela atpar (Local name: Chela, Pat-chela)

Chela atpar
Chela atpar

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Chela
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Peak breeding season monsoon, Fry available during August-September

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Oxygaster bacaila (Local name: Narikeli-chela)

Oxygaster bacaila
Oxygaster bacaila

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Oxygaster
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female, fry available during monsoon

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Rasbora daniconius (Local name: Darkani)

Rasbora daniconius
Rasbora daniconius

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Rasbora
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female available during June-July

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Osteobrama cotio (Local name: Dhela)

Osteobrama cotio
Osteobrama cotio

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Osteobrama
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female found in May-July, fry available during June-August

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Amblypharyngodon mola (Local name: Mola)

Amblypharyngodon mola
Amblypharyngodon mola

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Amblypharyngodon
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female available during April-August, fry available during May-August

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Amblypharyngodon microlepis (Local name: Mola, Molangi)

Amblypharyngodon microlepis
Amblypharyngodon microlepis

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Amblypharyngodon
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female available during April-July, fry available during May-August

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Puntius sarana (Local name: Sar-puti)

Puntius sarana
Puntius sarana

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Puntius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Peak breeding season monsoon

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Puntius chola (Local name: Chola puti)

Puntius chola
Puntius chola

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Puntius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon in shallow water, Gravid female found in April-June, fry available during May-September

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Puntius stigma (Local name: Vanti Punti)

Puntius stigma
Puntius stigma

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Puntius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female found in April-August

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Puntius conchonius (Local name: Kanchan puti)

Puntius conchonius
Puntius conchonius

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Puntius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon in shallow waters, Gravid female, fry available during June-September


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Ex-student, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh. More...

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