Macrognathus aral   (Bloch & Scheider,  1801) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Synonym (s)
Macrognathus aculeatus (Bloch) 1822
Macrognathus jammuensis Malhotra 1975
Rhynchobdella aculeata (Bloch) 1848
Rhynchobdella aral Bloch & Schneider 1801
Rhynchobdella dhanshorii Hora 1921

Common Name (s)
• Striped Spiny Eel (English)
• One Stripe Spinyeel (English)
• Lesser Spiny Eel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Arunkumar, L and Singh, HT (2000) Spiny eels of the genus Macrognathus Lacepede from Manipur, with description of a new species Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society BNHS 97(1) 117-122
  • 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 -
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 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
  • 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 -
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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