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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Puntius ticto (Local name: Tit-punti)

Puntius ticto
Puntius ticto

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 available May-June, fry available during June-September

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Puntius sophore(Local name: Jat punti, Jati punti)

Puntius sophore
Puntius sophore

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 available during May-June, fry available during June-September

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Aspidoparia jaya (Local name: Jaya, Choto-peoli)

Aspidoparia jaya
Aspidoparia jaya

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

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Aspidoparia morar (Local name: Peoli)

Aspidoparia morar
Aspidoparia morar

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

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Labeo rohita (Local name: Rui, Rohit)

Labeo rohita
Labeo rohita

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

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Labeo calbasu (Local name: Kalibaus)

Labeo calbasu
Labeo calbasu

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Labeo
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed during monsoon, Gravid female found during April-July, and fry in July-September

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Laneo bata (Local name: Vangna, Bata)

Laneo bata
Laneo bata

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Labeo
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed mostly in rainy season. Gravid female found during May-August and fry during June-September

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Labeo boga (Local name: Bhangon, Bhangon buta)

Labeo boga
Labeo boga

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Labeo
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breeding season monsoon, fry found in August-September

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Catla catla (Local name: Katla, Katol)

Catla catla
Catla catla

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Catla
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breeds in monsoon and summer time, Gravid female found during May-July, Fry found during early rainfall

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Cirrhina mrigala (Local name: Mrigal, Mirka)

Cirrhina mrigala
Cirrhina mrigala

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae, Genus- Cirrhina
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in monsoon, Gravid female found in June-August and fry in July-September period


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

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