Mystus montanus   (Jerdon)  1849 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Bagridae

Description
Size: 15.0 cm TL (male)

Oviparous, dioecious, external fertilization.


Synonym (s)
Bagrus montanus Jerdon 1849
(Senior synonym)
Macrones montanus (Jerdon) 1849
(Senior synonym)
Macrones montanus dibrugarensis Chaudhuri 1913
(Junior synonym)
Mystus montanus (Jerdon) 1849
(Senior synonym)
Mystus montanus dibrugarensis (Chaudhuri) 1913
(Junior synonym)
Mystus vittatus dibrugarensis (Chaudhuri) 1913
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Gagol (Assamese)
• Gagol (Bengali)
• Wynaad Mystus (English)
• Girlu (Kannada)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zooplankton, zoobenthos, crustaceans, fishes, insects, fish eggs/larvae, benthic algae/weeds, other plants

Biogeography


• Kerala, Ponnani Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1997-02/1999)

Literature Source(s)
  • Bijukumar, A and Sushama, S (2000) Ichthyofauna of Ponnani estuary, Kerala Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 42(1&2) 182-189 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org


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