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Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes of Bangladesh

Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes: General parameter to differentiate freshwater from estuarine habitat is the salinity level of water. Freshwater contains less than 0.5 ppt (Parts Per Thousand) salinity whereas estuarine water contains moderate salinity (generally 14-17 ppt). We can easily define freshwater and estuarine fish species in such ways that “fishes live in freshwater habitats are called freshwater fish and fishes live in estuarine habitat are called estuarine fishes.”

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Top Ten Smallest Fishes of Bangladesh

Top Ten Smallest Fishes of Bangladesh

Top Ten Smallest fishes of Bangladesh are given below –

No. Scientific Name English Name Bangla/Local Name Max. SL (cm)* 10 Parambassis lala Highfin Glassy Perchlet Lal Chanda 3.8 9 Nangra ornata Ornata Catfish Gang Tengra 3.7 8 Badis chittagongis …read more

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Estuarine ricefish, Oryzias melastigmus (McClelland, 1839)

Estuarine ricefish, Oryzias melastigma

Estuarine ricefish, Oryzias melastigma

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Beloniformes (Needlefishes) Family: Adrianichthyidae (Adrianichthyids) Subfamily: Oryziinae (Medakas or ricefishes) Genus: Oryzias Species: O. melastigmus

Synonyms Aplocheilus melastigmus McClelland, 1839 Haplochilus melastigma (McClelland, 1839) Panchax argenteus Day, 1868 Panchax cyanopthalma Blyth, 1858 Panchax melastigma (McClelland, 1839)

Common/local names English: Estuarine ricefish Bangladesh: Bechi (বেচি) and Kanpona …read more