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Labeo ariza

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Scientific Name : Labeo ariza
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers,Tanks
Description : Bangana ariza is typically found in clear rivers and tanks, where it mainly feeds on plankton and detritus. When it comes to breeding, this fish prefers flooded shallows, typically during the months of June to September. It's known for its relatively rapid growth, reaching lengths of around 30 cm in natural waters. Interestingly, the males of this species tend to be smaller than the females.

In some parts of India, Bangana ariza is cultivated in aquaculture ponds. Breeding is induced using a technique called hypophysation, where the pituitary gland from one fish is prepared and injected into another mature fish to stimulate maturation and spawning.

For those looking to collect its fry (young fish), you can find them in rivers like the Cauvery and Bhavani, particularly during the early morning and evening. These fry are collected for stocking ponds and other seasonal waters due to their fast growth.

As for its habitat, Bangana ariza is distributed in various regions, including the Indus plain and adjacent hilly areas in Pakistan, the Ganges-Brahmaputra basins in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, as well as several other smaller basins in southern India. It's also been reported in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh and even in Myanmar.

In terms of appearance, this species has thin stripes, mainly along the dorsal (upper) side of its body. Larger individuals often display a broader mid-lateral stripe. Interestingly, its color in life can vary widely, ranging from dull dirty white or grayish to silvery or yellow, and the distinctiveness of its narrow stripes can also differ.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.wikipedia.org,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.