List of Freshwater Fishes for Bangladesh

Number of freshwater fish species: 237 The tables below were generated from Fishbase.org - A project to provide indexing and links for all known species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity. All links below take you to pages on the fishbase.org site.
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Order Family Species Status FB name Name
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Acanthocobitis botia native Mottled loach Bilturi 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Acanthocobitis zonalternans native   
Rajiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus nichofii native Banded eagle ray Shankhachii 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailia coila native Gangetic ailia Kajuli 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Ailiichthys punctata native Jamuna ailia Kajuli 
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis nalua native Scalloped perchlet  
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps laticeps native   
Siluriformes Amblycipitidae Amblyceps mangois native Indian torrent catfish Catfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon microlepis native Indian carplet Mola 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Amblypharyngodon mola native Mola carplet Mola 
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas cobojius native Gangetic koi  
Perciformes Anabantidae Anabas testudineus native Climbing perch Kawai'in 
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis native Indian mottled eel Banehara 
Pristiformes Pristidae Anoxypristis cuspidata native Knifetooth sawfish Karati hangar 
Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae Aplocheilus panchax native Blue panchax Bechi 
Perciformes Gobiidae Apocryptes bato native  Gobi 
Siluriformes Ariidae Arius gagora native Gagora catfish Gagla 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia jaya native Jaya Jaya 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Aspidoparia morar native  Carplet 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous grammepomus native Scribbled goby Bele 
Perciformes Gobiidae Awaous guamensis native  Bailla 
Perciformes Badidae Badis badis native Badis Napte koi 
Perciformes Badidae Badis chittagongis native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius bagarius native Dwarf goonch Baghair 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Bagarius yarrelli native Goonch  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Balitora brucei native Gray's stone loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barbonymus gonionotus introduced Java barb Rajputi 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius barila native  Barali 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius barna native  Khaksa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius bendelisis native  Baril 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius shacra native  Koksa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius tileo native  Pathar chata 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Barilius vagra native  Koksa 
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio batasio native  Tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Batasio tengana native  Tengra 
Perciformes Gobiidae Boleophthalmus boddarti native Boddart's goggle-eyed goby Dahuk 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia dario native Bengal loach Bou mach 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia dayi questionable Hora loach Bou mach 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia lohachata native Reticulate loach Bou mach 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Botia rostrata native Gangetic loach  
Pleuronectiformes Soleidae Brachirus pan native Pan sole Kathal pata 
Perciformes Gobiidae Brachygobius nunus native  Nuna bailla 
Perciformes Eleotridae Butis butis native Duckbill sleeper Kuli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Catla catla native Catla Katol 
Siluriformes Chacidae Chaca chaca native Squarehead catfish Cheka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chagunius chagunio native Chaguni Utii 
Perciformes Ambassidae Chanda nama native Elongate glass-perchlet Lomba chanda 
Siluriformes Bagridae Chandramara chandramara native  Gura tengra 
Perciformes Channidae Channa barca native Barca snakehead Tiashol 
Perciformes Channidae Channa gachua native  Gachua 
Perciformes Channidae Channa marulius native Great snakehead Gozar 
Perciformes Channidae Channa orientalis native Walking snakehead Gachua 
Perciformes Channidae Channa punctata native Spotted snakehead Taki 
Perciformes Channidae Channa striata native Snakehead murrel Shol 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela cachius native  Hatchetfish 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chela laubuca native Indian glass barb Chep chela 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Chitala chitala native Clown knifefish Chital 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cirrhinus cirrhosus native Mrigal Mrigal 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias batrachus native Walking catfish Koi 
Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias gariepinus introduced North African catfish African catfish 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Clupisoma garua native Garua Bachcha Muribacha 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Colisa fasciata native Banded gourami Khailsha 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Colisa lalia native Dwarf gourami Lal kholisha 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Conta conta native Conta catfish Kuta kanti 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Corica soborna native Ganges river sprat Kachki 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Crossocheilus latius native  Minor carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella not established Grass carp Grass carp 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Ctenops nobilis native Frail gourami Neftani 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio introduced Common carp Common carp 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio dangila native  Olive danio 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Danio rerio native Zebra danio Anju 
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Dasyatis zugei native Pale-edged stingray Sapla pata 
Perciformes Datnioididae Datnioides polota native   
Beloniformes Hemiramphidae Dermogenys pusilla questionable Wrestling halfbeak Ek thota 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario aequipinnatus native Giant danio Chebli 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Devario devario native Sind danio Banspata 
Perciformes Eleotridae Eleotris fusca native Dusky sleeper Bhut bele 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistes hara native  Kutakanti 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistes jerdoni native  Kutakanti 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistes pusillus native  Kutakanti 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Erethistoides infuscatus native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus danricus native Flying barb Darkina 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Esomus lineatus native Striped flying barb  
Perciformes Gobiidae Eugnathogobius oligactis native   
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys murius native  Muri bacha 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Eutropiichthys vacha native  River catfish 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata cenia native  Gang tengra 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata gagata native  Catfish 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gagata youssoufi native  Catfish 
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis introduced Mosquitofish  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra annandalei native  Ghor poa 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Garra gotyla gotyla native Sucker head Ghar poia 
Perciformes Gobiidae Glossogobius giuris native Tank goby Bele 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax cavia native  Kani tengra 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Glyptothorax telchitta native  Dhal magur 
Perciformes Gobiidae Gobiopterus chuno native  Chunobele 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gogangra laevis native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Gogangra viridescens native  Gang tengra 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gonialosa manmina native Ganges river gizzard shad Chapila 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Gudusia chapra native Indian river shad Chapila 
Siluriformes Bagridae Hemibagrus menoda native Menoda catfish Arwari 
Siluriformes Heteropneustidae Heteropneustes fossilis native Stinging catfish Shingi 
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Himantura fluviatilis native Ganges stingray  
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Himantura walga questionable Dwarf whipray Suncush 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix introduced Silver carp Silver carp 
Siluriformes Loricariidae Hypostomus plecostomus introduced Suckermouth catfish  
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Ichthyocampus carce native  Kumirer khil 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Johnius coitor native Coitor croaker Koitor 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo angra native  Angra labeo 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo ariza native Reba Bata 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo bata native Bata Bata 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boga native  Bhangan 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo boggut native Boggut labeo Ghonia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo calbasu native Orange-fin labeo Kalibaus 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo dyocheilus native  Ghora mach 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo fimbriatus native Fringed-lipped peninsula carp  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo gonius native Kuria labeo Shada ghonia 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo nandina native  Nandil 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo pangusia native  Baitka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Labeo rohita native Rohu Rui 
Perciformes Latidae Lates calcarifer native Barramundi Bhetki 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys annandalei native Annandale loach Gutum 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys berdmorei native Burmese loach Puiya 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys guntea native Guntea loach Gutum 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Lepidocephalichthys irrorata native Loktak loach Puiya 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Liza parmata native Broad-mouthed mullet Banspata 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aculeatus native Lesser spiny eel Tara baim 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus aral native One-stripe spinyeel  
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Macrognathus pancalus native Barred spiny eel Pankal baim 
Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus armatus native Zig-zag eel Baim 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Megarasbora elanga native Bengala barb Along 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis cuncalus native Crocodile-tooth pipefish Kumirer khil 
Syngnathiformes Syngnathidae Microphis deocata native Deocata pipefish Kumirer khil 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Monopterus cuchia native Cuchia Kuchia 
Anguilliformes Moringuidae Moringua raitaborua native Purple spaghetti-eel Rata boura 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus native Flathead mullet  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus armatus native Kerala mystus  
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus bleekeri native Day's mystus Tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus cavasius native Gangetic mystus Gangatic mystus 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus gulio native Long whiskers catfish Nuna-tengra 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus tengara native  Stripped dwarf catfish 
Siluriformes Bagridae Mystus vittatus native Striped dwarf catfish Tengra 
Perciformes Nandidae Nandus nandus native Gangetic leaffish Nodoi 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra bucculenta native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra nangra native  Gang tengra 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Nangra ornata native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Nemacheilus sikmaiensis native   
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Neoeucirrhichthys maydelli native Goalpara loach  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Neolissochilus hexagonolepis native Copper mahseer  
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Neotropius atherinoides native Indian potasi Batasi 
Osteoglossiformes Notopteridae Notopterus notopterus native Bronze featherback Chital 
Siluriformes Olyridae Olyra kempi native   
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok bimaculatus native Butter catfish Kani pabda 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabda native Pabdah catfish Madhu pabda 
Siluriformes Siluridae Ompok pabo native Pabo catfish Pabda catfish 
Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae Ophisternon bengalense native Bengal eel Bamosh 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Oreichthys cosuatis native  Kosuati 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus introduced Mozambique tilapia Tilapia 
Perciformes Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus introduced Nile tilapia Nilotica 
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias carnaticus native   
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias dancena native   
Beloniformes Adrianichthyidae Oryzias melastigma native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Osteobrama cotio cotio native  Keti 
Perciformes Sciaenidae Otolithoides pama native Pama croaker Poa 
Siluriformes Pangasiidae Pangasianodon hypophthalmus introduced Sutchi catfish  
Siluriformes Pangasiidae Pangasius pangasius native Yellowtail catfish Pangas 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Pangio oblonga native Java loach Panga 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Pangio pangia native   
Siluriformes Sisoridae Parachiloglanis hodgarti native Torrent catfish  
Perciformes Ambassidae Parambassis ranga native Indian glassy fish Ranga chanda 
Rajiformes Dasyatidae Pastinachus sephen native Cowtail stingray Suncush 
Perciformes Gobiidae Periophthalmodon schlosseri native Giant mudskipper Pug-headed mud skipper 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis boro native Rice-paddy eel Kharu 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Pisodonophis cancrivorus native Longfin snake-eel Snake eel 
Siluriformes Plotosidae Plotosus canius native Gray eel-catfish Gang magur 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Poropuntius clavatus native Stedman barb  
Perciformes Ambassidae Pseudambassis baculis native Himalayan glassy perchlet Phopa chanda 
Perciformes Gobiidae Pseudapocryptes elongatus native  Chewa 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Pseudecheneis sulcata native Sucker throat catfish  
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia inornata native   
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia muricata native   
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia ribeiroi native Painted catfish Kani tengra 
Siluriformes Erethistidae Pseudolaguvia shawi native  Kani tengra 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Pseudosphromenus cupanus native Spiketail paradisefish Koi 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus balitora native Balitora minnow Balitora 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus gracilis endemic Rainbow minnow Balitora 
Cypriniformes Psilorhynchidae Psilorhynchus sucatio native River stone carp Titari 
Siluriformes Siluridae Pterocryptis gangelica native   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius ambassis questionable   
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius chola native Swamp barb Punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius conchonius native Rosy barb Kanchan punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius gelius native Golden barb Gilipunti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius guganio native Glass-barb Mola punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius phutunio native Spottedsail barb Phutani punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius puntio native Puntio barb Punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sarana native Olive barb Shorpunti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius sophore native Pool barb Bhadi punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius terio native Onespot barb Teri punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Puntius ticto native Ticto barb Tit punti 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas bola native Trout barb Bhol 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Raiamas guttatus native Burmese trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora daniconius native Slender rasbora Darkina 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rasbora rasbora native Gangetic scissortail rasbora Darkina 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Rhinomugil corsula native Corsula Khorsula 
Siluriformes Bagridae Rita rita native Rita Rita 
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta fario introduced Brown trout  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma acinaces questionable Silver razorbelly minnow Chela 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma bacaila native Large razorbelly minnow Chela 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma phulo native Finescale razorbelly minnow Chela 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Salmostoma sardinella native Sardinella razorbelly minnow  
Perciformes Gobiidae Scartelaos histophorus native Walking goby Dahuk 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura beavani native Creek loach  
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura corica native  Koirka 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura dayi native   
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura savona native  Savon khorka 
Cypriniformes Balitoridae Schistura scaturigina native  Dari 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Securicula gora native  Ghora chela 
Clupeiformes Engraulidae Setipinna phasa questionable Gangetic hairfin anchovy Phasa 
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Sicamugil cascasia native Yellowtail mullet Kachki 
Siluriformes Schilbeidae Silonia silondia native Silond catfish Shillong 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Sinilabeo dero native Kalabans Kursha 
Siluriformes Sisoridae Sisor rabdophorus native  Chenua 
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Somileptus gongota native Gongota loach Poia 
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata aor native Long-whiskered catfish Ayre 
Siluriformes Bagridae Sperata seenghala native Giant river-catfish Air 
Perciformes Gobiidae Stigmatogobius sadanundio native   
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa ilisha native Hilsa shad Ilish 
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Tenualosa toli native Toli shad Chandan ilish 
Perciformes Terapontidae Terapon jarbua native Jarbua terapon Borguni 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon cutcutia native Ocellated pufferfish Tepa 
Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae Tetraodon fluviatilis native Green pufferfish Potka 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor putitora introduced Golden mahseer Putitor mahseer 
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Tor tor native Tor mahseer Tor mahseer 
Perciformes Toxotidae Toxotes chatareus native Largescale archerfish Goti poa 
Perciformes Osphronemidae Trichogaster chuna native Honey gourami Chuna 
Siluriformes Siluridae Wallago attu native Wallago Boal 
Beloniformes Belonidae Xenentodon cancila native Freshwater garfish Kakila 

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