Arius jella   Day,  1877 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Ariidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Size: 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)

Max. published weight: 500 g

Color: Back of body silvery gray, white on sides and below. Fins gray; adipose dorsal fin with black blotch.

Body elongate; head depressed. Mouth subterminal; three pairs of barbels around mouth. Median fontanelle on top of head broad and flat, reaching to base of supra-occipital process; supra-occipital process slightly keeled. Eye diameter 6 to 7 times in head length, 2 to 3 times in interorbital width. Teeth in jaws villiform; premaxillary band of teeth continuous, about 3 times as long as broad; teeth on palate globular, in one patch on either side, ovoid-shaped. Dorsal and pectoral fin spines strong, the pectoral spine longer than the dorsal spine. Anal fin with 14 to 16 rays.


Synonym (s)
Tachysurus jella (Day, 1877)
(Senior synonym)
Arius jella Day, 1877
Tachysurus jella Misra, 1976
Arius jella Day, 1877
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Small Eye Catfish (English)
• Gondia (Oriya)
• Deddi Jellah (Telugu)
• Thella Jellah (Telugu)
• Vellai Ettah (Tamil)
• Keluthy (Tamil)
• Bilishedde (Kannada)
• Shingala (Marathi)
• White Cat Fish (English)
• Dharawa (Gujarati)
• Vellai Keliru (Tamil)
• Vellai Keluthi (Tamil)
• Blackfin Sea Catfish
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos

Biogeography


• Goa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore Backwaters INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.76) (Long: 79.82) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 11.89) (Long: 79.8) INDIA (Record: 01/2002-12/2003)
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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 - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • Mishra, SS; Chakrabarty, M; Kar, S and Gopi, KC (2010) Catfish diversity of west Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 189-194 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa
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