Silonia childreni (Sykes, 1839)
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 Family:  Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
 Max. size:  48 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
 Distribution:  Asia: Krishna, Godavary and Cauvery river systems in Western Ghats, Peninsular India
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occur in large rivers and reservoirs (Ref. 41236). A gregarious fish, moves in shoals during monsoon (Ref. 43629). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). Feed on fish. A dominant species in the catches from deep waters, especially during the monsoon months, April-July (Ref. 4833).
 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (A2ade+3de+4ade) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.06.95
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.01.03

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