A checklist of fish species from three rivers in northwestern Bangladesh based on a seven-year survey

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Imran Parvez
Mohammad Ashraful Alam
Mohammad Mahbubul Hassan
Yeasmin Ara
Imran Hoshan
Abu Syed Mohammad Kibria


Bangladesh is rich in freshwater biodiversity, but information on riverine fish diversity is lacking.  This study represents a complete list of fish species of Dhepa, Punarbhaba, and Atrai rivers of Bangladesh based on surveys carried out for seven years, from 2009 to 2016.  A total of 121 species belonging to 80 genera and 33 families were recorded, of which Cyprinidae was the most dominant family representing 24 species.  A total of 42 threatened species and 10 exotic species were collected during the survey.  This study highlights that Dhepa, Punarbhaba, and Atrai are critical habitats for many conservation-concern fish species, and reveals the need for developing suitable conservation and management plans for the future.

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Parvez, I., Alam, M.A., Hassan, M.M., Ara, Y., Hoshan, I. and Kibria, A.S.M. 2019. A checklist of fish species from three rivers in northwestern Bangladesh based on a seven-year survey. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 6 (Apr. 2019), 13786–13794. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4303.11.6.13786-13794.
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