Sisor rabdophorus Hamilton, 1822
photo by Bakalial, B.

 Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Sisorinae
 Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
 Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Reported from Nepal (Ref. 9496).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Lateral line ossicles 66-70; pectoral spine with serrations on the anterior (27-29) and posterior (6-15) edges. Can be differentiated from Sisor chennuah and Sisor torosus in having a more slender body (body depth at anus 5-5.4% vs. 5.6-7.8) and from Sisor rheophilus in possessing a smaller eye (9.4-12.2% HL vs. 13.2-16.3) and a shorter snout (53.9-55.7% HL vs. 56.2-60.3) (Ref. 55921).
 Biology:  Inhabits streams with sandy bottom and strong currents (Ref. 1479).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.06.95
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09

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