DOI: 10.14798/73.3.820

Short communication, Note

THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Mastacembelus armatus (Lacepede, 1800) (Synbranchiformes: Mastacembelidae)

2015, 73 (3)   p. 137-139

Md. Yeamin Hossain, Md. Alomgir Hossen, Khairun Yahya, Zoarder Faruque Ahmed, Md. Rafiqul Islam Sarder, Md. Ariful Islam, Khan Kamal Uddin Ahmed


Spiny eel Mastacembelus armatus is one of the economically important species both as food and for aquarium trades in Asian countries but the natural population is decreasing due to over-exploitation and for various ecological imbalances including the changes in its natural habitats. This paper suggests steps for the sustainable conservation of the remnant isolated population of M. armatus in the natural water-bodies of Asian countries.


mastacembelus armatus, spiny eel, endangered, food fish, asia


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