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

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Imran Parvez
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6785-6792
Mohammad Ashraful Alam
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6762-4382
Mohammad Mahbubul Hassan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7826-6787
Yeasmin Ara
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9482-7671
Imran Hoshan
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4123-7891
Abu Syed Mohammad Kibria
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4398-9093

Abstract

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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