in flowing and standing waters. Adults inhabit rivers
and ponds in plains and submontane regions. 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. Reproduction:
Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members
of the same family. Colouration:
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