Esomus danrica [Status Unaccepted]   Hamilton Buchanan  1822 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 12.5 cm.

Color: Silvery, generally a blackish band along the middle of the side.

Height somewhat more than the length of the head, eye nearly equal to snout and considerably sgorter than the interorbital space. Rostral barbels of different length, always much shorter than maxillary ones, which may reach to end of ventrals. Origin of dorsal midway between frontborder of eye and end of caudal, separated by 18-19 scales from occiput, and opposite to about the 17th scale of lateral line. Ventrals separated by 1½ scales from lateral line, reaching anus. Pectorals much longer than head, reaching on ventrals. Caudal deeply incised. Least height of caudal peduncle nearly twice in head and more than 1½ times in its own length, surrounded by 14 scales, 9 of which above the lateral lines.

Synonym (s)
Cyprinus danrica Hamilton Buchanan 1822
Esomus vittatus Swainson 1839
Nuria danrica Gunther 1868
Nuria danrica Day 1888
Nuria Danrica Karoli 1882

Common Name (s)
• jhai
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman Nicobar Islands, Nicobar INDIA (Record: 1916)

Literature Source(s)
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1916) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A.J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 3 455 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wikimedia Commons Available at -
  • 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

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