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Neotropius atherinoides (Bloch, 1794)

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Beta Mahatvaraj (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

Body with three or four bands along the sides formed by black spots. Pectoral fins long, extending beyond pelvic fins. Anal fin with 33 to 41 rays. Inhabit freshwaters and tidal rivers. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded. Remarks: Tilak (1964) synonymised this genus under Pseudeutropius and proposed transfer of Pseudeutropius from Schilbidae to Bagridae. Mo (1991) confirmed Tilak's findings and in the light of his revision of the Bagridae including Neotropius in it. Two  species previosly described under Pseudeutropius have also been placed under this genus.

Common Name:

Indian potasi


Pseudeutropius atherinoides, Silurus atherinoides




Asia: Widely distributed in India, except for Assam and Kerala; also in Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Type locality: Tranquebar


12cm.SL (4¾ins)


21-26°C (69-79°F)




Jayaram; K.C. Catfishes of India, Narendera Publishing House. p.71-73.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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