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Pachypterus atherinoides  (Bloch, 1794)

Indian potasi
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 25; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 18°C - 28°C (Ref. 89713), preferred ?

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Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit freshwaters and tidal rivers. Its bright color and small size attract aquarists. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: potential
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