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Scientific Name: Mastacembalus armatus (Lacepede,1800)
English Name: Tire-track Spinyeel
Bengali Name: Baim
Availability: It is distributed in rivers, canals, beels, ponds and inundated fields in the freshwater regimes throughout Bangladesh (Rahman 2005, Rahman and Akhter 2007, Ahmed 2008, Mahsin and Haque 2009, Galib et al. 2013, Ahmed et al. 2015).
Habitat and Ecology: It is carnivorous in habit, juveniles feed on crustaceans and insect larvae. Adults feed on barbs, minnows, other small fishes, shrimps and prawns and tadpoles. It inhabits within the bottom substrate of rivers, canals, streams, beels, ponds and inundated fields. It also ventures into brackish water.
Justification: Although the estimated Area of Occupancy and Extent of Occurrence of this species indicate its wide distribution throughout its range, the reduction of its population can be easily speculated based on recent field surveys. The current low population and its declining trends can be inferred from squeezing of its natural habitats due to different anthropogenic activities. In earlier assessment by IUCN this species was enlisted as Endangered but no remarkable measures were taken to halt its population reduction or reverse its habitat quality except establishment of some fish sanctuaries. However, based on local accounts collected through field visits and personal communication with local people it is assumed that this species has reduced more than 50% by the last two decades (Ahmed et al. 2015). Therefore, Mastacembalus armatus is assessed as Endangered.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]