Ailia coila   (Hamilton-Buchanan)  1822 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Hossain, MAR

Max. size: 30.0 cm TL

Max. weight: 15 g

Dioecism, distinct pairing, external fertilization, oviparous, nonguarders of eggs, Open water/substratum egg scatterers.

Synonym (s)
Acanthonotus hardwickii Gray 1831
Ailia affinis Gunther 1864
Ailia bengalensis Gray 1831
Ailia coila Bleeker 1853
Ailichthys punctata Day 1971
Malapterurus(Ailia) bengalensis Gray 1833
Malapterurus coila Hamilton 1822
Malapterurus cuvieri Swainson 1839
Silurus(Acanthonotus) cuvieri Gray 1833
Acanthonotus hardwickii Gray 1830
(Junior synonym)
Ailia affinis G√ľnther 1864
(Junior synonym)
Ailia bengalensis (Gray) 1830
(Junior synonym)
Ailia coila (Hamilton) 1822
(Senior synonym)
Ailichthys punctata (non Day) 1872
(Misapplied name)
Malapterurus coila Hamilton 1822
(Senior synonym)
Malapterus bengalensis Gray 1830
(Junior synonym)
Malapterus cuvieri (Gray) 1830
(Junior synonym)
Silurus cuvieri Gray 1830
(Junior synonym)
Acanthonotus hardwickii Gray, 1830
Ailia bengalensis (Gray, 1830)
Ailia colla (Hamilton, 1822)
Alia coila (Hamilton, 1822)

Common Name (s)
• Bardua
• Bapati
• Ailia (English)
• Gangetic Ailia (English)
• Kadali
• Kajuli (Assamese )
• Patanga (Nepali)
• Patasi (Nepali)
• Buns putta (Telugu)
• Vella kalada (Telugu)
• Puttuli (Telugu)
• Banspatti
• Patasi
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
Cultured:  Unknown

Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Bihar, Dighwara INDIA (Record: 1952)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Menon, AGK (1999) Checklist: Fresh water fishes of India Occasional paper no. 175 ZSI, Kolkata 366 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Available at -
  • Fauna of Tripura (part-1) vertebrates ZSI, Kolkata 365 pp
  • 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
  • Vazirani, TG (1980) Dytiscidae: Coleoptera from Himachal Pradesh with description of a new species Bulletin of the Zoological Survey of India 3(1-3) 27-30
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Karamchandani, SJ (1957) On the Occurrence of Association of carp fry in the fry-collection nets and the destructive role played by predatory fish Indian Journal of Fisheries The Editorial Committee, India Journal of Fisheries for the Minister of Food and Agriculture Government of India 4(1) 46-61 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Sarkar, UK; Kapoor, D; Paul, SK; Pathar, Ak; Basheer, VS; Deepak, PK; Srivastava, SM and Tyagi, LK (2007) Fish Biodiversity in the water bodies of samaspur bird sanctuary Uttar Pradesh: towards developing a freshwater aquatic sanctuary Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(1) 51-54 Available at - NIO, Goa

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