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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Mystus vittatus (Local name: Tengra)

Mystus vittatus
Mystus vittatus

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 April-July and fry in July-September

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Mystus cavasius (Local name: Kabshi tengra)

Mystus cavasius
Mystus cavasius

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 April-July and fry in June-September

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Mystus bleekeri (Local name: Gulsha tengra)

Mystus bleekeri
Mystus bleekeri

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Bagridae, Genus- Mystus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in July-September

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Rita rita (Local name: Rita)

Rita rita
Rita rita

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Bagridae, Genus- Rita
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
More or less available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in May-September

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Bagarius bagarius (Local name: Baghair)

Bagarius bagarius
Bagarius bagarius

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Siluriformes, Family: Sisoridae, Genus- Bagarius
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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Xenentodon cancila (Local name: Kaikka, Kakila)

Xenentodon cancila
Xenentodon cancila

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Beloniformes, Family: Belonidae, Genus- Xenentodon
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in June-September

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Rhinomugil corsula (Local name: Korsula, Urol)

Rhinomugil corsula
Rhinomugil corsula

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Mugiliformes, Family: Mugilidae, Genus- Rhinomugil
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during April-August and fry in June-September

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Channa punctatus (Local name: Taki)

Channa punctatus
Channa punctatus

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Channiformes, Family: Channidae, Genus- Channa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon and winter. Gravid female available during February-October and fry in March-September

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Channa striatus (Local name: Shol)

Channa striatus
Channa striatus

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Channiformes, Family: Channidae, Genus- Channa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during May-July and fry in June-October

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Channa marulius (Local name: Gojar)

Channa marulius
Channa marulius

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Channiformes, Family: Channidae, Genus- Channa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed during monsoon. Gravid female available during May-July and fry in June-September


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