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Fish diversity in Bipail fish landing center, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh
  • 2Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 7, Issue (7), Pages 6-12, July,10 (2018)


An investigation was carried out in Bipail fish landing center, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, to evaluate the fish diversity and their present status during June to December 2016. A total of 59 species of finfishes and shellfishes under 49 genera, 32 families and 11 orders were recorded. Out of 59, 55 species belonged to finfishes and only 4 species to crustacean shellfishes. Again, among the finfishes, only 2 species were marine, 8 species were exotic and rests of them were either freshwater or brackish water or both. Cypriniformes and Cyprinidae were the most dominated order and family respectively comprising 28.81% and 27.11% respectively of the recorded species. Regarding the relative abundance, very common, common and rare fish were 20 (33.89%), 16 (27.11%) and 23(38.98%) respectively. On the other hand, 11(18.64%) species were recorded as threatened fish during the study periods in which 5(45.45%) and 6 (54.54%) species were endangered and vulnerable respectively. Landed fish were coming from different fish habitat of diversified areas of country. The maximum and minimum quantity of fish was estimated in the month of July and December respectively.


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