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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part G

Fish biodiversity and their present conservation status in the Meghna River of Bangladesh


Author(s): Md Mehedi Hasan Pramanik, Md Monjurul Hasan, Shonkor Bisshas, ABM Arman Hossain and Tonmoy Kanti Biswas

Abstract: This study was conducted between January 2016 and December 2016 with a view to assessing the biodiversity of fishes in the River Meghna and their conservation status both in Bangladesh and global aspects. A total of 107 fish species belonging to 13 orders and 36 families were documented. Perciformes was found to be the most dominant order consisting 32% of the total fish population. Cyprinidae was found to be the richest family (16%). Twenty common groups were recorded in the studied areas. Estuary-River was found to be the biggest habitat for the maximum number of fishes (43%). Twenty one threatened fish species (20%) were recorded from the River Meghna in which 11 species (10.28%) were found as Vulnerable (VU), 8 species (7.48%) as Endangered (EN) and 2 species (2%) as Critically Endangered (CR). Steps should be taken to conserve threatened fish species of Meghna River from the risk of extinction.

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Md Mehedi Hasan Pramanik, Md Monjurul Hasan, Shonkor Bisshas, ABM Arman Hossain and Tonmoy Kanti Biswas. Fish biodiversity and their present conservation status in the Meghna River of Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2017; 5(1): 446-455.
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