List of Freshwater Fishes reported from Bangladesh
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Table 1: 247 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 4 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 3 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 254 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 247 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Acanthocobitis botianative Mottled loach Bilturi 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Acanthocobitis zonalternansnative   
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus nichofiinative Banded eagle ray Shankhachii 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailia coilanative Gangetic ailia Kajuli 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailiichthys punctatanative Jamuna ailia Kajuli 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis naluanative Scalloped perchlet  
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps laticepsnative   
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps mangoisnative Indian torrent catfish Catfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon microlepisnative Indian carplet Mola 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon molanative Mola carplet Mola 
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas cobojiusnative Gangetic koi  
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineusnative Climbing perch Kawai'in 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensisnative Indian mottled eel Banehara 
Rhinopristiformes Pristidae Anoxypristis cuspidatanative Pointed sawfish Karati hangar 
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchaxnative Blue panchax Bechi 
Perciformes Gobiidae Apocryptes batonative  Gobi 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius gagoranative Gagora catfish Gagla 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia jayanative Jaya Jaya 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous grammepomusnative Scribbled goby Bele 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensisnative  Bailla 
Perciformes Badidae Badis badisnative Badis Napte koi 
Perciformes Badidae Badis chittagongisnative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius bagariusnative Goonch Baghair 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius yarrellinative   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Balitora bruceinative Gray's stone loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana arizanative Reba Bata 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Bangana deronative Kalabans Kursha 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbonymus gonionotusintroduced Silver barb Rajputi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius barilanative  Barali 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius bendelisisnative  Baril 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius shacranative  Koksa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius vagranative  Koksa 
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio batasionative  Tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio tengananative  Tengra 
Perciformes Gobiidae Boleophthalmus boddartinative Boddart's goggle-eyed goby Dahuk 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia darionative Bengal loach Bou mach 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia lohachatanative Reticulate loach Bou mach 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia rostratanative Gangetic loach  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Brachirus pannative Pan sole Kathal pata 
Perciformes Gobiidae Brachygobius nunusnative  Nuna bailla 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butisnative Duckbill sleeper Kuli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cabdio morarnative Morari Morari 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Canthophrys gongotanative Gongota loach Poia 
Siluriformes Chacidae Chaca chacanative Squarehead catfish Cheka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chagunius chagunionative Chaguni Utii 
Perciformes Ambassidae Chanda namanative Elongate glass-perchlet Lomba chanda 
Siluriformes Bagridae Chandramara chandramaranative  Gura tengra 
Perciformes Channidae Channa barcanative Barca snakehead Tiashol 
Perciformes Channidae Channa gachuanative  Gachua 
Perciformes Channidae Channa maruliusnative Great snakehead Gozar 
Perciformes Channidae Channa orientalisnative Walking snakehead Gachua 
Perciformes Channidae Channa punctatanative Spotted snakehead Taki 
Perciformes Channidae Channa striatanative Striped snakehead Shol 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela cachiusnative  Hatchetfish 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Chitala chitalanative Clown knifefish Chital 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosusnative Mrigal carp Mrigal 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus mrigalanative  Mrigel 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus rebanative Reba carp Raik 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinusintroduced North African catfish African catfish 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias magurnative   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma garuanative Garua bachcha Muribacha 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Conta contanative Conta catfish Kuta kanti 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Corica sobornanative Ganges river sprat Kachki 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus latiusnative Stone roller Kola bata 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Ctenops nobilisnative Frail gourami Neftani 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpiointroduced Common carp Common carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio annulosusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio dangilanative  Olive danio 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio rerionative Zebra danio Anju 
Perciformes Badidae Dario kajalnative   
Perciformes Datnioididae Datnioides polotanative   
Beloniformes Zenarchopteridae Dermogenys burmanicanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario aequipinnatusnative Giant danio Chebli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario anomalusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario coxinative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario devarionative Sind danio Banspata 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Dichotomyctere fluviatilisnative Green pufferfish Potka 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fuscanative Dusky sleeper Bhut bele 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistes pusillusnative  Kutakanti 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistoides infuscatusnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus danricanative Flying barb Darkina 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus lineatusnative Striped flying barb  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys muriusnative  Muri bacha 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys vachanative Batchwa vacha Bacha 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata cenianative Indian gagata Gang tengra 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata gagatanative Gangetic gagata Gang tengra 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata youssoufinative  Catfish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinisintroduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra annandaleinative  Ghor poa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra gotylanative Sucker head Ghar poia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra miniendemic   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Gibelion catlanative Catla Katol 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giurisnative Tank goby Bele 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax cavianative  Kani tengra 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax telchittanative  Dhal magur 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiopterus chunonative  Chunobele 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gogangra laevisnative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gogangra viridescensnative  Gang tengra 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gonialosa manminanative Ganges river gizzard shad Chapila 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gudusia chapranative Indian river shad Chapila 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Hara haranative  Kutakanti 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Hara jerdoninative  Kutakanti 
Siluriformes Bagridae Hemibagrus menodanative Menoda catfish Arwari 
Siluriformes Heteropneustidae Heteropneustes fossilisnative Stinging catfish Shingi 
Siluriformes Heteropneustidae Heteropneustes naninative  Stinging catfish 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Himantura fluviatilisnative Ganges stingray  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrixintroduced Silver carp Silver carp 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus plecostomusintroduced Suckermouth catfish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Ichthyocampus carcenative  Kumirer khil 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Johnius coitornative Coitor croaker Koitor 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo angranative  Angra labeo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo batanative Bata Bata 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boganative  Bhangan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boggutnative Boggut labeo Ghonia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo calbasunative Orangefin labeo Kalibaus 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo dyocheilusnative  Ghora mach 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo fimbriatusnative Fringed-lipped peninsula carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo goniusnative Kuria labeo Shada ghonia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo nandinanative  Nandil 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo pangusianative  Baitka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohitanative Roho labeo Rui 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifernative Barramundi Bhetki 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Laubuka brahmaputraensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Laubuka laubucanative Indian glass barb Chep chela 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Leiodon cutcutianative Ocellated pufferfish Tepa 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys annandaleinative Annandale loach Gutum 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys berdmoreinative Burmese loach Puiya 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys goalparensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys gunteanative Guntea loach Gutum 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys irroratanative Loktak loach Puiya 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aculeatusnative Lesser spiny eel Tara baim 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aralnative One-stripe spinyeel  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus pancalusnative Barred spiny eel Pankal baim 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus armatusnative Zig-zag eel Baim 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Megarasbora elanganative Bengala barb Along 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis cuncalusnative Crocodile-tooth pipefish Kumirer khil 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis deocatanative Deocata pipefish Kumirer khil 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus cuchianative Cuchia Kuchia 
Anguilliformes Moringuidae Moringua raitaboruanative Purple spaghetti-eel Rata boura 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalusnative Flathead grey mullet  
Perciformes Gobiidae Mugilogobius mertoninative Chequered mangrove goby  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus armatusnative Kerala mystus  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus bleekerinative Day's mystus Tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus cavasiusnative Gangetic mystus Gangatic mystus 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus gulionative Long whiskers catfish Nuna-tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus tengaranative Tengara catfish Bajari-tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus vittatusnative Striped dwarf catfish Tengra 
Perciformes Nandidae Nandus meninative   
Perciformes Nandidae Nandus nandusnative Gangetic leaffish Nodoi 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra bucculentanative   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra nangranative  Gang tengra 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra ornatanative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Nemacheilus coricanative  Koirka 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Neoeucirrhichthys maydellinative Goalpara loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neolissochilus hexagonolepisnative Copper mahseer  
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Notopterus notopterusnative Bronze featherback Chital 
Siluriformes Olyridae Olyra kempinative   
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok bimaculatusnative Butter catfish Kani pabda 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabdanative Pabdah catfish Madhu pabda 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabonative Pabo catfish Pabda catfish 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon bengalensenative Bengal eel Bamosh 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsarius barnanative  Khaksa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsarius tileonative  Pathar chata 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Oreichthys cosuatisnative  Kosuati 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicusintroduced Mozambique tilapia Tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticusintroduced Nile tilapia Nilotica 
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias carnaticusnative   
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias dancenanative   
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias melastigmanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Osteobrama cotionative  Keti 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Otolithoides pamanative Pama croaker Poa 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Pachypterus atherinoidesnative Indian potasi Batasi 
Siluriformes Pangasiidae Pangasianodon hypophthalmusintroduced Striped catfish  
Siluriformes Pangasiidae Pangasius pangasiusnative Pangas catfish Pangas 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Pangio oblonganative Java loach Panga 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Pangio pangianative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Paracanthocobitis abutwebinative  Hillstream zipper loach 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Parachiloglanis hodgartinative Torrent catfish  
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis baculisnative Himalayan glassy perchlet Phopa chanda 
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis lalanative Highfin glassy perchlet Choto chanda 
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis ranganative Indian glassy fish Ranga chanda 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Paramugil parmatusnative Broad-mouthed mullet Banspata 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Pastinachus sephennative Cowtail stingray Suncush 
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmodon schlosserinative Giant mudskipper Pug-headed mud skipper 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia conchoniusnative Rosy barb Kanchan punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia geliusnative Golden barb Gilipunti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia guganionative Glass-barb Mola punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia phutunionative Spottedsail barb Phutani punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pethia tictonative Ticto barb Tit punti 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boronative Rice-paddy eel Kharu 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis cancrivorusnative Longfin snake-eel Snake eel 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Plotosus caniusnative Gray eel-catfish Gang magur 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudapocryptes elongatusnative  Chewa 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Pseudecheneis sulcatanative Sucker throat catfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudogobiopsis oligactisnative   
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia inornatanative   
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia muricatanative   
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia ribeiroinative Painted catfish Kani tengra 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia shawinative  Kani tengra 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia spiculanative   
Perciformes Osphronemidae Pseudosphromenus cupanusnative Spiketail paradisefish Koi 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus balitoranative Balitora minnow Balitora 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus nudithoracicusnative Rainbow minnow Balitora 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus rahmaninative   
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus sucationative River stone carp Titari 
Siluriformes Siluridae Pterocryptis gangelicanative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius cholanative Swamp barb Chola puti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius puntionative Puntio barb Punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sophorenative Pool barb Bhadi punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius terionative Onespot barb Teri punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas bolanative Trout barb Bhol 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas guttatusnative Burmese trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora daniconiusnative Slender rasbora Darkina 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora rasboranative Gangetic scissortail rasbora Darkina 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Rhinomugil corsulanative Corsula Khorsula 
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita ritanative Rita Rita 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma bacailanative Large razorbelly minnow Chela 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma phulonative Finescale razorbelly minnow Chela 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma sardinellanative Sardinella razorbelly minnow  
Perciformes Gobiidae Scartelaos histophorusnative Walking goby Dahuk 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura beavaninative Creek loach  
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura dayinative   
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura savonanative  Savon khorka 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura scaturiginanative  Dari 
Cypriniformes Nemacheilidae Schistura sikmaiensisnative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Securicula goranative  Ghora chela 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Setipinna phasanative Gangetic hairfin anchovy Phasa 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Sicamugil cascasianative Yellowtail mullet Kachki 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Silonia silondianative Silond catfish Shillong 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Sisor rabdophorusnative  Chenua 
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata aornative Long-whiskered catfish Ayre 
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata seenghalanative Giant river-catfish Air 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius sadanundionative   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Systomus clavatusnative Stedman barb  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Systomus sarananative Olive barb Shorpunti 
Myliobatiformes Dasyatidae Telatrygon zugeinative Pale-edged stingray Sapla pata 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa ilishanative Hilsa shad Ilish 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa tolinative Toli shad Chandan ilish 
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbuanative Jarbua terapon Borguni 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor putitoraintroduced Putitor mahseer Putitor mahseer 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor tornative Tor barb Tor mahseer 
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes chatareusnative Spotted archerfish Goti poa 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster chunanative Honey gourami Chuna 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster fasciatanative Banded gourami Khailsha 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster laliusnative Dwarf gourami Lal kholisha 
Siluriformes Siluridae Wallago attunative Wallago Boal 
Beloniformes Belonidae Xenentodon cancilanative Freshwater garfish Kakila 
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