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Scientific Name: Labeo bata (Hamilton, 1822)
English Name: Bata Labeo
Bengali Name: Bata
Availability: The fish is widely distributed in all freshwater ecosystems throughout Bangladesh (Rahman 2005, Chakraborty and Nur 2009, Glib et al. 2013, Hossain et al.2009, Rahman et al. 2011, Mahalder and Mustafa 2013). This fish is cultured in many places of the country.
Habitat and Ecology: This fish Inhabits freshwaters and found in ponds, beels and rivers (Rema and Ali 2013). It is a potamodromous and herbivorous column feeder. It breeds in rivers during monsoon.
Justification: Labeo bata is widely distributed throughout the country. In spite of some existing threats to the fish,there is no reports on its population decline. This fish is commercially cultured and no risk is anticipated in near future. Hence, the species is currently assessed Least Concern.
[Source: Red List of Bangladesh, Volume 5: Freshwater Fishes]