Cuchia, Monopterus cuchia (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Synbranchiformes (Swamp eels) Suborder: Synbranchoidei Family: Synbranchidae (Swamp eels) Genus: Monopterus Species: M. cuchia Common/local names English: Gangetic mud eel, Cuchia Bangladesh: Kuchia (কুচিয়া), Kuicha (কুইচা) and Kunche (কানচি) India: Kuchia

Fisheries Teacher Profile: Md. Mofizur Rahman

Md. Mofizur Rahman Assistant Professor Department of Fisheries and Marine Science Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU). Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh. Web: www.nstu.edu.bd Contact: Phone: +088-0321-71484 Fax: +088-0321-62788 Cell: +8801712516953 Email: [email protected]yahoo.com or [email protected] Career Objective: Education, Teaching and Research in

Photofeature: Freshwater Fishes of Sunamganj Haor Area (Part M)

Macrognathus aral (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) [ Macrognathus aculeatus ] English Name: One-stripe spinyeel Bengali Name: Tara baim (তারা বাইম) IUCN (Bangladesh) Status: Vulnerable   Macrognathus pancalus (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822) Mastacembelus pancalus (Valenciennes, 1832) English Name: Striped spinyeel, Barred spinyeel Bengali Name: