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Amblyceps mangois  (Hamilton, 1822)

Image contributors to this species:

Daniel Blom (1) Original Source (1) Tobias Koch (3) Beta Mahatvaraj (1) Nikhil Sood (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

Differs from A. mucronatum, A. murraystuarti, A. platycephalus, A. foratum and A. variegatum in having a relatively short body with 34-36 (versus 38-40) vertebrae, and a caudal fin with upper and lower lobes fo distinctly different shapes (versus truncate caudal fin in A. murraystuarti and with both lobes similar in shape in other Indochinese species). Pectoral spine smooth. Occurs in pebbly beds in swift currents at the base of hills. Found among rocks and boulders on the bottom of fast flowing upland streams. Diet consists of aquatic insects. Not seen in markets

Common Name:

Indian Torrent Catfish

Synonyms:

Pimelodus mangois, Pimelodus indicus, Amblyceps arunchalensis  

Family:

Amblycipitidaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia : Ganges drainage in  Northern India

Size:

12.5cm (5ins)

Temp:

18-23°C (63-73°F)

p.H.

7.0-7.5.

Reference:

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2008.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (10/2008).

 

 

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