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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Clupisoma taakree (Local name: Tin-kata)

Clupisoma taakree
Clupisoma taakree

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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Silonia silondia (Local name: Shilong)

Silonia silondia
Silonia silondia

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Schilbeidae, Genus- Silonia
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Fry available during July-September

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Eutropiichthys vacha (Local name: Vacha)

Eutropiichthys vacha
Eutropiichthys vacha

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Schilbeidae, Genus- Eutropiichthys
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Fry available during July-September

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Ailia coila (Local name: Kajuli)

Ailia coila
Ailia coila

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

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Ailiichthys punctata (Local name: Banshpata)

Ailiichthys punctata
Ailiichthys punctata

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

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Heteopneustes fossilis (Local name: Shing )

Heteopneustes fossilis
Heteopneustes fossilis

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Heteropneustidae , Genus- Heteropneustes
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in June-August

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Clarius batrachus (Local name: Magur)

Clarius batrachus
Clarius batrachus

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

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Mystus aor (Local name: Guji air)

Mystus aor
Mystus aor

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

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Mystus seenghala (Local name: Taila air)

Mystus seenghala
Mystus seenghala

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

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Mystus tengara (Local name: Bujuri tengra)

Mystus tengara
Mystus tengara

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


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

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