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Hemibagrus maydelli (Rössel, 1964)

Image contributors to this species:

Beta Mahatvaraj (1) World Records Freshwater Fishing (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus

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Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 2 - 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7 - 7; Anal soft rays: 12 – 14; Vertebrae: 52. Distinguished from its congeners by a unique combination of the following characters: head length 30.8-32.4% SL, length of caudal peduncle 15.3-16.1% SL, depth of caudal peduncle 7.8-8.5% SL, dorsal to adipose distance 4.0-7.0% SL, eye diameter 11.5- 12.3% HL, 52 vertebrae, and olive green body with orange fins. Inhabits rivers. In Nagarjunasagar reservoir, this species contributed to the commercial fishery to the extent of 1 to 3 t per annum during 1976-80

Common Name:

Krishna Mystus


Mystus maydelli




Asia: middle reaches of the Krishna river drainage in southern India. Type locality: Indien, Wadgaon, Bhima-Fluss.


150cm.SL (5ft)


21-28°C (69-83°F)




Ng, H.H. and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. 2000 A review of the genus Hemibagrus in Southern Asia, with descriptions of two new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 52(11):125-142.



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