THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton, 1822) (Siluriformes: Schilbeidae)

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THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton, 1822) (Siluriformes: Schilbeidae)Hossain, M. Y., Hossain, M. A., Ahmed, Z. F., Islam, R., Hossen, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Ohtomi, J.Keywords:
eutropiichthys vachariver catfishcritically endangeredconservationasia

DOI number: http://dx.doi.org/10.14798/73.2.798

Volume: 73
Issue: 2
Pages: 80 - 82

Summary

TRiver catfish Eutropiichthys vacha is one of the foods high in nutritional value in Asian countries. However, natural populations have seriously declined or are on the verge of extinction due to over-exploitation and various ecological changes in its natural habitats, leading to an alarming situation which deserves high conservation attention. This paper suggests conservation measures that should be taken into account towards the preservation of the remnant isolated population of E. vacha in Asian countries.