Diversity status of fishes of the Meghna river adjacent to Narsingdi district, Bangladesh | JBES

JBES Fish species 30,5,2019By: Md. Simul Bhuyan

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The present experiment was conducted on the fish diversity of the Meghna River close to Narsingdi district from September, 2015 to March, 2016. Fish samples were collected from the fishermen for taxonomic study and thereby diversity of fishes was assessed. A total of 69 fish species were identified during the study under 23 orders and 28 families. Among 69 fish species; 26 were found belong to JBES, Fish species 30,5,2019Cyprinidae family followed by Bagaridae (5), Schilbeidae (4), Channidae (4), Ambassidae (2), Belontiidae (3), Siluridae (2), Notopteridae (2), Mastacembelidae (2) and others (19). During the study period, 7 species were found critically endangered, 15 species were endangered and 12 species were vulnerable while 26 species were not found in threatened position.

Author Information:

Md. Simul Bhuyan, Abu Sayeed Muhammad Sharif, Aysha Akhtar, Md. Shafiqul Islam

Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Oceanographic Research Institute, Ramu, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Key words: Diversity, Fish species, Taxonomy, Endangered, Meghna river.

Get The Original Articles in Source: J. Bio. Env. Sci. 9(6), 46-53, December 2016.

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