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Scientific Name: Corica soborna Hamilon, 1822
English Name: Ganges River-sprat
Bengali Name: Kachki
Availability: It occurs throughout Bangladesh and has been recorded from the major rivers of the country and also from the Kaptai Lake (Wahab 2007).
Habitat and Ecology: The fish inhabits freshwaters and occurs in rivers and estuaries and in reseviours. This pelagic species is amphidromous and plankton feeder with numerous long gillrakers, which serve as efficient straining devices (Wahab 2007).
Justification: Corica soborna is widely distributed in river and estuarine systems of Bangladesh and relatively abundant within its habitat ranges. The estimated Extent of Occurrence (2,17,467.88 km²) and Area of Occupancy(9,326.97 km²) of this species are much higher than the upper threshold values for any IUCN threatened category. In the absence of any known major widespread threat it is assessed as Least Concern.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]
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