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P-ISSN: 2394-0506, E-ISSN: 2347-5129

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part B

Freshwater fishes of Sugandha River

Author(s): SAM Munir, Abul Kasem and Al-Shahriar

Abstract: The Sugandha is a coastal river under Jhalakathi district of Bangladesh. An ovservation was taken to know the existing freshwater fish status for a period of 10 months from January, 2015 to October, 2015. In total, 49 species under 9 orders, 23 families were identified. Perciformes was found to be the most dominant order consisting 35% of the total fish population. Fifteen (15) common groups were recorded in the studied areas. Among the total identified fish species 13 threatened fish species were recorded from the River Sugandha in which 7 species (15%) were found as Vulnerable (VU), 5 species (10%) as Endangered (EN) and 1 species (2%) as Critically Endangered (CR). Lack of ecological management initiatives are the major threats to fish biodiversity of Sugandha River. Banning indiscriminate killing of fish fry and fingerling with destructive fishing gears and raising awareness among the people are much needed for the conservation of threatened fish species of Sugandha River from the risk of extinction.

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How to cite this article:
SAM Munir, Abul Kasem, Al-Shahriar. Freshwater fishes of Sugandha River. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(1):104-108.
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