Mastacembelus armatus   (Lacepede,  1800) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Synbranchiformes
Family:Mastacembelidae

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Description
Size: 25-195mm

Remarks: Frequently caught in traps.


Synonym (s)
Macrognathus armatus Lacepede, 1800
Macrognathus caudatus McClelland, 1842
Macrognathus hamiltoni McClelland, 1844
(misspelling)
Macrognathus undulatus McClelland, 1844
Mastacembelus armatus Cuvier, 1832
Mastacembelus manipurensis Hora, 1921
Mastacembelus marmoratus Valenciennes, 1831
Mastacembelus ponticerianus Valenciennes, 1831
Macrognathus hamiltonii McClelland, 1844
Mastacembelus armatus armatus (Lacep├Ęde, 1800)
Mastacembelus marmoratus Cuvier, 1832
Mastacembelus ponticerianus Cuvier, 1832
Mastacembelus undulatus (McClelland, 1844)

Common Name (s)
• Tyre Tarck Spiny Eel (English)
• Spiny Eel (English)
• Aaron (Malayalam)
• Mookkan Arakan (Malayalam)
• Kul Aral (Tamil)
• Bhaim
• Baira
• Ngaril Arangbi
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985-1987)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Bihar, Dighwara INDIA (Record: 1952)
• West Bengal, Bangaon, Ichhamati River INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA
• Kerala, Periyar INDIA (Record: 2001-2003)

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