Macrones gulio [Status Unaccepted]   Hamilton,  1822 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 45 cm.

Color: Greyish brown, undersides of head and body whitish. Nasal and maxillary barbels and distal part of fins blackish.

Elongate, rather robust. Greatest width of head somewhat more than head without snout. Dorsal profile before dorsal sloping downwards in a straight line to the broad snout, which is slightly prominent and equal to about 1/3 the length of the head and about twice as long as the eye. Interorbital space flattened, 2-3 times the diameter of the eye. Upper surface of head granulate, occipital process triangular, very narrow, separated or nearly separated by a cutaneous interspace from the long, prominent basal bone of the dorsal spine. Median groove very short, extending about to the vertical through the hindborder of the eye. Nasal barbels reaching to hindborder of eye or somewhat farther, maxillary ones to the anal, mandibulary ones half way on pectorals, mental ones about half their length shorter. Height of dorsal equal to head without snout, its flattened spine serrated behind, equal to postorbital part of head. Base of adipose fin rather shorter than that of the dorsal, its length being less than one half of the distance between both fins. Anal rounded, its highest rays longer than postorbital part of head. Ventrals broadly rounded, inserted behind dorsal, reaching to anal. Pectorals equal to head without snout. The strong and flattened pectoral spine is as long as head without snout, about 1/4 longer than dorsal spine, its hindborder strongly denticulated. Caudal deeply forked, the lower lobes shorter and rounded. A crescentic vomero-palatine band of villiform teeth, equal to that on the jaws.

Synonym (s)
Pimelodus gulio Hamilton Buchanan, 1822
Bagrus albilabris Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839
Bagrus fuscus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839
Bagrus gulio Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839
Bagrus birmannus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839
Bagrus abbreviatus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839
Bagrus gulioides Bleeker, 1846
Bagrus melas Bleeker, 1846
Bagrus Schlegelii Bleeker, 1846
Bagrus rhodopterygius Bleeker, 1846
Bagrus abbreviatus Cantor, 1850
Bagrus gulio Bleeker, 1858
Aspidobagrus gulio Bleeker, 1862
Macrones gulio Gunther, 1864
Macrones gulio Kner, 1867
Macrones gulio Day, 1888

Common Name (s)
• Long-whiskers Catfish
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Johnson, NF (2002) Hymenoptera name server version 0.03 Ohio State University, USA Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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