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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Channa gachaua (Local name: Cheng)

Channa gachaua
Channa gachaua

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Channiformes, Family: Channidae, Genus- Channa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
In last few years availability is very less. Breed during monsoon. Gravid female available during April-July and fry in June-October

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Chanda nama (Local name: Chanda)

Chanda nama
Chanda nama

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Centropomidae, Genus- Chanda
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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Chanda baculis (Local name: Phopha chanda)

Chanda baculis
Chanda baculis

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

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Chanda ranga (Local name: Lal chanda)

Chanda ranga
Chanda ranga

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Centropomidae, Genus- Chanda
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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Anabas testudineus (Local name: Koi)

Anabas testudineus
Anabas testudineus

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

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Colisa fasciatus (Local name: Kholsha)

Colisa fasciatus
Colisa fasciatus

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

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Colisa sota (Local name: Chuna kholisha)

Colisa sota
Colisa sota

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

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Glossogobius giuris (Local name: Baila, Bele)

Glossogobius giuris
Glossogobius giuris

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Perciformes , Family: Gobidae, Genus- Glossogobius
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, breed in the monsoon. Gravid female available during January-February and fry in July-September and February-march

69
Pama pama (Local name: Bhola, Poa)

Pama pama
Pama pama

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

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Mastacembelus armatus (Local name: Gonti, Baim)

Mastacembelus armatus
Mastacembelus armatus

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Mastacembeliformes, Family: Mastacembelidae, Genus- Mastacembelus
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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Mastacembelus pancalus (Local name: Guchi)

Mastacembelus pancalus
Mastacembelus pancalus

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

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Macrognathus aculeatus (Local name: Tara baim)

Macrognathus aculeatus
Macrognathus aculeatus

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

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Tetraodon cutcutia (Local name: Potka)

Tetraodon cutcutia
Tetraodon cutcutia

Taxonomic Position:
Order- Tetraodontiformes, Family: Tetraodontidae, Genus- Tetraodon
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed in the monsoon. Gravid female not recorded, fry available in July-October


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