large fresh water and tidal rivers. According to Jayaram
(1963), this species is found in the same habitat
large rivers with turbid water and a substrate of
sand or mud. Diet: Feeds on insects,
shrimps, other crustaceans and small fish. Reproduction:
Oviparous, eggs are unguarded. Remarks:
Formerly in the Schilbeidae family.
Silurus garua, Silurus
Throughout northern India, but not south of the Mahanadi
River, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Type
locality: Fresh water rivers of the Gangetic
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