Elasmobranch diversity with preliminary description of four species from territorial waters of Bangladesh

  • ABM Zafaria Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100
  • - Shamsunnahar Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100
  • Sanjay Chakraborty Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100
  • Md Muzammel Hossain Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100
  • Md Masud Rana Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100
  • Mohammad Abdul Baki Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sharklab ADRIA, Dhaka
Keywords: Elasmobranch, assessment, diversity, shark, skate, ray

Abstract

There is a significant lack of data regarding the biodiversity of elasmobranchs in the territorial waters of Bangladesh, since that sharks and rays are not targeted by commercial fishing industry, but rather encountered as a bycatch. This paper updated the diversity of elasmobranchs in the territorial waters of Bangladesh. The study was carried out to identify two coastal areas of Patharghata, Barguna and Cox's Bazar between October, 2015 and September, 2016. Using fish landing station survey techniques, total 20 species of elasmobranch were encountered, including eight species of sharks and 12 species of batoids, under 14 genera, ten families. This is the most expended field based records of elasmobranch fishes of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh J. Zool. 46(2): 185-195, 2018

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Author Biographies

ABM Zafaria, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100

Department of Zoology

- Shamsunnahar, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100

Department of Zoology

Sanjay Chakraborty, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100

Department of Zoology

Md Muzammel Hossain, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100

Department of Zoology

Md Masud Rana, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100

Department of Zoology

Mohammad Abdul Baki, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sharklab ADRIA, Dhaka

Department of Fisheries and Aquacultur

Published
2018-12-01
How to Cite
Zafaria, A., Shamsunnahar, -, Chakraborty, S., Hossain, M. M., Rana, M. M., & Baki, M. A. (2018). Elasmobranch diversity with preliminary description of four species from territorial waters of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 46(2), 185-195. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjz.v46i2.39052
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