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Scientific Name: Amblypharyngodon microlepis (Bleeker 1853)
English Name: Indian Carplet, Carplet
Bengali Name: Mola
Availability: It occurs in the River Padma and its distributaries, Mahananda River, Chalan Beel, freshwater ponds, canals and ditches throughout Bangladesh (Hossain and Haque 2005, Rahman 2005, Kostori et al. 2011, Rahman et al. 2011, Rahman et al. 2012).
Habitat and Ecology: It is found in freshwater ponds, rivers, ditches, roadside pits, and slow moving stream (Rahman 2005). This benthopelagic species, feeds on algae, worms, crustaceans, insects, insects larvae and organic debris.
Justification: Amblypharyngodon microlepis is widely distributed in the country, living mostly in ponds, canals, ditches, slow moving streams, rivers and paddy fields. There is apparently no major known threat for its population decline. So, the species is considered as Least Concern.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]