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Mystus canarensis Grant, 1999

Image contributors to this species:

Rahul Kumar (3) Hayath (3) Nikhil Sood (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

See images of a very small specimen of what appears to be M. canarensis (photographed by Rahul Kumar). This specimen was caught in leaf litter in a hill stream in Wayanad, a couple of hundred miles south of Canara district. In the first picture it measures around 2 inches Total Length, in the third image it is around 4 inches TL.  Quite a slim Mystus compared to a few from this genera. M. canarensis has a short supra-occipital process, a long slender body, the fontanel not reaching base of supra-occipital process. (Grant 2009).

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Bagridaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: India: From the district of Canara (or Kanara), Karnataka State

Size:

11.0cm ( 4¼ins)

Temp:

22-27°C (71-81°F)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Grant, Steven: The striped catfishes of the genus Mystus Scopoli, 1777 (Siluriformes: Bagridae)

 

 

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