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Scientific Name: Batasio batasio (Hamilton, 1822)
English Name: Tista Batasio
Bengali Name: Tengra
Availability: This particular fish is treated as a freshwater river fish with populations living in adjacent canals in the country as well as some selective haors in Syllhet (Hossain and Haque 2005, Mostafa 2007).
Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits larger rivers with clear water having predominantly sandy bottom. It is a voracious carnivorous species.
Justification: The species is reported from rivers and its adjacent canals, and haors of the northeatsern and northwestern parts of the country. Although, the population size and trend are not known, however, expert consultation and local accounts suggest that the population of the species is declining in the country. Similarly, its habitat quality is also degrading due to siltation and other anthropogenic activities. The estimated Area of Occupancy
(3,276 km2) just exceeds the threshold value (2,000 km2) for the Vulnerable Category. In the face of the existing threats, which are likely to continue, the fish is thought to be potentially threatened and hence, Batasio batasio is considered as Near Threatened.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]