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A Study on the Threatened and Endemic Fishes of North Bengal, India, with a Discussion on the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Them

Series: Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Papers Volume: 354

By: RP Barman(Author), A Das(Author)

56 pages, 7 plates with colour & b/w photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, 1 b/w map

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #218862 | ISBN-13: 9788181713865
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Language: English

The present study identified 63 threatened and endemic species belonging to 49 genera, 19 families and 7 orders in the freshwaters of North Bengal. This study also shows that North Bengal harbours 11 endemic freshwater fish species. Some recommendations have been proposed under each species for the conservation of those species. In addition to these recommendations proposed, some common threats and conservation strategies for the conservation of the threatened species have also been furnished in this work.


Order I. Osteoglossiformes
Family 1. Notopteridae

Order II. Anguilliformes
Family 2. Anguillidae (Freshwater Eels)

Order III. Clupeiformes
Family 3. Clupeidae

Order IV. Cypriniformes
Family 4. Cyprinidae
Family 5. Balitoridae
Family 6. Cobitidae

Order V. Siluriformes
Family 7. Bagridae
Family 8. Siluridae
Family 9. Schilbeidae
Family 10. Pangasiidae
Family 11. Amblycipitidae
Family 12. SIS oridae (sucker catfishes)
Family 13. Erethistide
Family 14. Chacidae
Family 15. Olyridae

Order VI. Mugiliformes
Family 16. Mugilidae

Order VII. Perciformes
Family 17. Badidae
Family 18. Osphronemidae
Family 19. Channidae

Threats and strategies for conservation
Summary and concluding remarks

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