Found in lakes, tanks, rivers,
canals and beels. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly
like other members of the same family. Caught with
other fishes from fishing operations. Colour:
Brownish becoming lighter towards ventral side. Three
broad conspicuous dark bands seperated by two narrow
pale lines on either side of lateral line and parallel
to it present. A large tympanic not shoulder, spot
present. Remarks: Differs from all
other Mystus sensu stricto except M.
rufescens in having a large dark tympanic (not
shoulder) spot. Maxilary barbels moderately
long, extending posteriorly to end of pelvic fin or
as far as anal fin origin. Gill rakers in first arch
2-3 + 9-12 = 11-15. Long adipose fin.
Aoria bleekeri, Macrones
Ganges, Indus and Mahanadi River basins. Type
locality: Sind, Jumna, upper waters of the
Ganges, and Burma.
Catfishes of India, Narendera Publishing House. p.38-40. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa