DOI: 10.14798/73.3.838

Short communication, Note

THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) (Perciformes: Anabantidae)

2015, 73 (3)   p. 128-131

Md. Yeamin Hossain, Md. Alomgir Hossen, Md. Nasir Uddin Pramanik, Zoarder Faruque Ahmed, Khairun Yahya, Md. Mosaddequr Rahman, Jun Ohtomi


Climbing perch Anabas testudineus is commercially important fish in Asian countries, mostly in Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Also, it is used as valuable food fish in different countries of the world. Nevertheless, its natural populations are seriously declining due to heavy harvest, habitat destruction and other ecological changes to its habitat. This paper recommends actions for the conservation of the long-lasting isolated populations of A. testudineus in Asian countries.


anabas testudineus, climbing perch, vulnerable threatened, asia


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