THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794) (Siluriformes: Heteropneustidae)

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THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794) (Siluriformes: Heteropneustidae)Hossain, M. Y., Islam, R., Ahmed, Z. F., Rahman, M. M., Hossen, M. A., Naser, S. M. A., Rasel, R. I.Keywords:
heteropneustes fossilisstinging catfishvulnerableasia

DOI number: http://dx.doi.org/10.14798/73.2.796

Volume: 73
Issue: 2
Pages: 77 - 79

Summary

The threatened stinging catfish Heteropneustes fossilis is a nutritionally valuable food in Asian countries but its natural populations have declined due to over-exploitation, habitat loss and pollution, thus deserving high conservation importance for the remaining isolated, wild populations of H. fossilis in Asian countries.