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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Cirrhina reba (Local name: Raikhor)

Cirrhina reba
Cirrhina reba

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

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Botia dario (Local name: Rani, Bau)

Botia dario
Botia dario

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cobitidae, Genus- Botia
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in monsoon, gravid female found during May-June and fry during July-August

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Lepidocephalus guntea (Local name: Puiya, Gutum)

Lepidocephalus guntea
Lepidocephalus guntea

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cobitidae, Genus- Lepidocephalus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in monsoon, gravid female found during April-August and fry during June-September

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Somileptes gongota (Local name: Gutum, Pahari gutum)

Somileptes gongota
Somileptes gongota

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Cypriniformes, Family: Cobitidae, Genus- Somileptes
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed in monsoon, gravid female found during April-August and fry during June-September

35
Wallago attu (Local name: Boal)

Wallago attu
Wallago attu

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Siluridae, Genus- Wallago
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon in the shallow water. Gravid female found during April-May and fry during June-September

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Ompok pabda (Local name: Pabda, Paba)

Ompok pabda
Ompok pabda

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Siluridae, Genus- Ompok
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female found during April-May and fry during June-September

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Ompok bimaculatus (Local name: Kani pabda)

Ompok bimaculatus
Ompok bimaculatus

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Siluridae, Genus- Ompok
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female found during April-May and fry during June-September

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Pangasius pangasius (Local name: Pangus)

Pangasius pangasius
Pangasius pangasius

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Pangasidae, Genus- Pangasius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon in the shallow water. Gravid female found in June

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Clupisoma garua (Local name: Ghere,Gharua)

Clupisoma garua
Clupisoma garua

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Schilbeidae, Genus- Clupisoma
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon in the shallow water. Gravid female found in June

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Clupisoma atherinoides (Local name: Batasi)

Clupisoma atherinoides
Clupisoma atherinoides

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Schilbeidae, Genus- Clupisoma
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during May-July and fry during July-September


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

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