Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton, 1822), a threatened fish of Indian subcontinent

Sandipan Gupta, Samir Banerjee

Abstract


Eutropiichthys vacha (Batchwa vacha) is a freshwater catfish species having high economic value. It is a very popular table fish among the consumers due to high nutritional value and taste. Just recently small specimens of this species have also made their entry in ornamental fish markets. Recently due to number of reasons, populations of this fish species are facing the threat of extinction. It has already been documented as Endangered in India and Critically Endangered in Bangladesh. The present report has been prepared to summarize the information available on different aspects of this threatened fish species as well as to point out the possible measures that should be considered for its conservation.

Keywords


Eutropiichthys vacha; Batchwa vacha; threatened fish; conservation

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