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Scientific Name: Labeo calbasu (Hamilton, 1822)
English Name: Orangefin Labeo
Bengali Name: Kalibaos
Availability: It is found in haor, baor, beels and rivers throughout the country (Rahman 2005).
Habitat and Ecology: This fish inhabits freshwaters and is a bottom dweller. It feeds on organic matters, molluscs, other sediment fauna, diatoms, green algae, zooplankton, etc. (Ahmed and Niazi 1988, Rahman and Ruma 2007). Juveniles prefers zooplanktoic organisms. The adults of the species prefer slow-moving waters of rivers. It is a potamodromous species.
Justification: Labeo calbasu is widely distributed in the country and found in a wide range of water bodies. It is apparent that its natural population has declined due to habitat destruction and indiscriminate catch within its entire ranges and its production dropped by about 20% during the period 2001 to 2009 in beel fishery (FRSS 2009). However, since 2010 its production from open waters is slightly increasing, might be due to the recruitment of escaped individuals from culture ponds during flooding. The fish is extensively used in stocking culture ponds. The threats to the species are in general. As a widespread species and with no specific known threats, the species is assessed as Least Concern.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]