Found in flowing and standing
waters. Adults inhabit rivers and ponds in plains
and submontane regions. Oviparous, distinct pairing
possibly like other members of the same family. Often
mistaken for the smaller M.
carcio and M.
M. vittatus has a longer median groove and
the stripes are more prominent . It has also a low
head and body and M. tengara occurs mostly
in the northern parts of India. Colour:
Light brown on top turning dull yellow on sides and
beneath. About five parallel longitudinal stripes
on either side of body present. Occasionally a dark
shoulder spot may also be seen.
Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Reported from
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2009. FishBase.World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version (07/2009).
Jayaram, K.C. Catfishes of India,
Narendera Publishing House (India) 383 p ScotCat