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Mystus keralai  Plamoottil & Abraham, 2014

Long whiskered Kerala catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335);  keralai: The specific name refers to Kerala, the state of India from which the new species was described firstly.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Manimala River in Kerala, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96965)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 13. Distinguished from its relatives by its elongated, wider but less deep head, smaller eyes, deeper anterior part of frontal groove, longer base of adipose dorsal fin, elongated pelvic fin, anal fin and pectoral spine, weaker pectoral spine and longer base of rayed dorsal fin base. Can be further diagnosed from other species of Mystus by the possession of very long maxillary barbels which reach beyond caudal base, a distinct mid lateral stripe and elongated humeral spot and triangular caudal spot (Ref. 96965).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The river stretch of the type locality is highly sinuous, generally rocky with deep pools at certain locations and has bed materials generally of coarser grade and of very low sand content. The pools have sporadic patches or fillings of sand deposits (Ref. 96965).

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Plamoottil, M. and N.P. Abraham, 2014. Mystus keralai (Siluriformes: Bagridae), a new fish species from Kerala, India. Intl. J. Pure Appl. Zool. 2(3):231-240. (Ref. 96965)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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