Ketengus typus   Bleeker  1847 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 24 cm.

Color: Darkish above, whitish silvery below, all over with a metallic hue. Fines yellowish.

Slightly longer than broad. Headshields granular. Occipital process triangular, longer than broad at its base, its posterior end emarginated and receiving the crescentic, granular basal bone of dorsal spine. The median fontanel does not extend to base of occipital process. Maxillary and mandibulary barbels equal to eye, the mental ones shorter. Height of dorsal equal to head. Dorsal spine Serrated on both sides and about of the length of the head. Base of adipose fin equal to that of soft dorsal, about thrice in its distance from that fin. Height of anal much less than that of dorsal. Pectoral spine denticulated at both edges, shorter than head. Caudal bifurcate, the upper lobe the longer.

Synonym (s)
Ketengus typus Day 1876
Pimelodus pectinidens Cantor 1850
Ketengus typus Bleeker 1858
Ketengus typus Gunther 1864

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Demersal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Prawns, worms


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Devi, K and Rao, DV (2003) Poisonous and venomous fishes of Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 211 Records of The Zoolgical Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 25934 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Jayaram, KC (1982) Aid to the identification of the siluroid fishes of India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh: Ariidae and Plotosidae Occasional paper no 37 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 14977 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Planet catfish Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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