Species Details

@Ratmuangkhwang, Sahat (www.fishbase.se)

Freshwater Garfish Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Xenentodon cancila
Family : Belonidae
Order : Beloniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Needle Fish, Silver Needle Fish
Habitat : River,Pond,Canal,Beel,Inundated field
Description : Freshwater Garfish is extremely elongated and slightly compressed bodied fish.Eyes small.Dorsal and anal fins bears dark edges.Fins without spine.Scales cycloid and small sized.Body greenish above and whitish beneath.Flanks greenish-silvery.Males slimmer than the female.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Ratmuangkhwang, Sahat([email protected]),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.