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Scientific Name: Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822)
English Name: Ruhu
Bengali Name: Rui
Availability: It is found in major freshwater rivers, and other types of wetlands (Beels and clear sluggish water pools) throughout Bangladesh.
Habitat and Ecology: The fish occurs in freshwater water bodies including rivers,beels, reservoirs, pond and inundated lands. It may also be found in low range brackish water habitat. Freshwater rivers and large wetlands (Beels, Haors and Baors). It is a diurnal species and usually solitary (Riede 2004). It is a column feeder at mid-water and prefers to feed on plant matters including decaying vegetation. Its food may also contain algae, higher plants, protozoans, insects, their larvae crustaceans, mud and sand (Mukerjee et al. 1946). Spawning season generally coincides with the southwest monsoon. Assessor: M.
Justification: Labeo rohita is widely distributed in the country. Although, the natural populations shows declining trend, however, it is still available in good numbers throughout its habitat ranges. The fish is extensively cultured in the country and is used in floodplain programme. The threats to the fish are in general. Hence, the fish is assessed as Least Concern.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]
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