Species Details

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Aspidoparia morar

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Scientific Name : Aspidoparia morar
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers,Streams
Description : This fish has a sleek body with a small mouth that points downward. Its upper jaw is longer than the lower one, and it doesn't have any whiskers. The fin on its back starts just behind its belly fin. Its head is about one-fifth the length of its body, and its body is quite tall. Its eye is relatively big, making up about one-third of the length of its head. It has a curved line along its side, and it usually has around 38 to 42 small scales in this line.

In terms of colors, its body is mostly dark brown to black, its belly looks silvery-yellow, and its fins have a dark yellow color. Sometimes, you can see a hint of orange near its tail fin, and occasionally, its back, belly, and tail fins may have a pinkish tint.

When we talk about its fins, it has:

Two dorsal fins on its back with 8-9 rays each.
14-15 rays on its side fins (pectoral fins).
8 rays on its rear legs-like fins (pelvic fins).
2-3 dorsal fins near its tail with 8-9 rays each.
The biggest of these fish can grow up to about 17.5 centimeters long. You can usually find them in rivers and streams in Bangladesh.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Zarin Tasnim, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Khan, Mohammad Moazzam ([email protected] ),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.