Mystus seenghala [Status Unaccepted]   (Sykes)  1839 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Bagridae

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Description
Size: 28-52

Length: Body depth 5-7 times in standard length.

Color: Grey with silvery sides and belly.

Body graceful, elongate and compressed. 4 pairs of barbels. Maxillary barbels extend to pelvic fin and beyond to anal fin. Dorsal spine weakly serrated on its posterior edge. Adipose fin base short.

Remarks: Very frequent


Synonym (s)
Platystoma seenghala Sykes 1839
Macrones seenghala Day 1878

Common Name (s)
• Giant River Catfish (English)
• Singala
• Katrang
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Uran Khadi INDIA (Record: 1993)
• BANGLADESH (Record: 1993)
• INDIA (Record: 1993)
• PAKISTAN (Record: 1993)
• Bihar, Dighwara INDIA (Record: 1952)

Literature Source(s)
  • Singh, DF and Yazdani, GM (1993) Ichthyofauna of Konkan region of Maharashtra (India) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no 145 ZSI, Calcutta 46 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kausar, R (1983) Review on recycling of animal wastes as a source of nutrients for freshwater fishculture within an integrated livestock system Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/field/003/ac526e/AC526E00.htm#TOC
  • Job, TJ; David, A; Das, KN (1955) Fish and fisheries of the Mahanadi in relation to the Hirakud dam Indian Journal of Fisheries The Editorial Committee, India Journal of Fisheries for the Minister of Food and Agriculture Government of India 2(1) 1-36 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Karamchandani, SJ (1957) On the Occurrence of Association of carp fry in the fry-collection nets and the destructive role played by predatory fish Indian Journal of Fisheries The Editorial Committee, India Journal of Fisheries for the Minister of Food and Agriculture Government of India 4(1) 46-61 Available at - NIO,Goa

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