Gibelion catla (Hamilton, 1822)
Catla
photo by Mair, G.C.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
 Max. size:  182 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 39 kg
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 5 m, potamodromous
 Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Body deep, with depth 2.5 to 3 times in standard length (Ref. 4832). Has a large, upturned mouth (Ref. 3264), with a prominent protruding lower jaw (Ref. 4832). Pectoral fins long, extending to pelvic fins; scales conspicuously large (Ref. 4832).
 Biology:  Adults occur in rivers, lakes and culture ponds (Ref. 41236). Mature individuals breed in rivers (Ref. 4832). Surface and mid-water feeders, mainly omnivorous with juveniles feeding on aquatic and terrestrial insects, detritus and phytoplankton.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.06.91
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.03.17
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 23.08.94

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