Chela cachius   (Hamilton,  1822) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Teigler, F

Size(male): 6.0 cm TL

Synonym (s)
Cachius atpar Gunther, 1878
Chela anastoma Swainson, 1839
Chela atpar Gray, 1834
Chela cachius Silas, 1958
Cyprinus(Chela) atpar Hamilton, 1822
Cyprinus atpar Valenciennes, 1842
Cyprinus cachius Hamilton, 1822
(Senior synonym)
Laubuca atpar Bhimachar & Rau, 1941
Leuciscus atpar Bleeker, 1853
Leuciscus cachius Bleeker, 1853
Perilampus cachius McClelland, 1839
Perilampus cachius Raj, 1916
Perilampus psilopteromus Mcclelland, 1839
Cachius atpar (Hamilton, 1822)
(Junior synonym)
Chela anastoma (Swainson, 1839)
(Junior synonym)
Chela atpar (Hamilton, 1822)
(Junior synonym)
Cyprinus atpar Hamilton, 1822
(Junior synonym)
Laubuca atpar (Hamilton, 1822)
(Junior synonym)
Leuciscus anastoma Swainson, 1839
(Junior synonym)
Leuciscus atpar (Hamilton, 1822)
(Junior synonym)
Leuciscus cachius (Hamilton, 1822)
(Senior synonym)
Paradanio elegans Day, 1867
(Junior synonym)
Perilampus atpar (Hamilton, 1822)
(Junior synonym)
Perilampus cachius (Hamilton, 1822)
(Senior synonym)
Perilampus macropodus Jerdon, 1849
(Junior synonym)
Perilampus psilopteromus McClelland, 1839
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Lauputi
• Silver Hatchet (English)
• Silver Hatchet Chela (English)
• Barle (Kannada)
• Borle (Kannada)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium, occasionally used as bait)

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Orissa, Balugaon INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Orissa, Jagadala INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)

Literature Source(s)
  • Menon, AGK (1999) Checklist: Fresh water fishes of India Occasional paper no. 175 ZSI, Kolkata 366 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sen, TK (1985) The fish fauna of Assam and the neighbouring north-eastern states of India Miscellaneous publication occasional paper no 64 Records of the Zoological Survey of Inida ZSI, Kolkata 1-216 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Mishra, SS; Pradhan, P; Kar, S and Chakraborty, SK (2003) Records of the Zoological Survey of India: Ichthyofaunal diversity of Midnapore, Bankura and Hooghly districts, south west Bengal ZSI, Kolkata 65 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Abbaasi, SA (1997) Wetlands of India-Ecology and Threats Discovery Publishing House,New Delhi II 1-182 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Jones, S and Sujansingani, KH (1954) Fish and fisheries of the Chilka Lake with statistics of fish catches for the years 1948-1950 Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research 1 (1-2) 256-344 Available at -

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