THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Botia dario (Hamilton, 1822) (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae)

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THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Botia dario (Hamilton, 1822) (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae)Hossain, M. Y., Hossen, M. A., Ahmed, Z. F., Yahya, K., Rahman, M. M., Ahamed, F., Ohtomi, J.Keywords:
botia dariobengal loachendangeredfood fishasia

DOI number: http://dx.doi.org/10.14798/73.2.812

Volume: 73
Issue: 2
Pages: 86 - 88

Summary

Bengal loach Botia dario is a valuable food fish in South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. However, wild population is declining due to heavy harvest, habitat loss and its ecological changes. This paper suggests actions for the conservation of the lasting isolated populations of B. dario in Asian countries.