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Rita chrysea  Day, 1877

Image contributors to this species:

Beta Mahatvaraj (6) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Rayed dorsal fin inserted above half of pectoral fin, with a feebly serrated spine along posterior margin. Pectoral fin not reaching pelvic fin, spine with 15 to 20 antrorse teeth along inner margin, and 10 to 15 retrorse teeth along outer margin. Pelvic fin not reaching anal fin. Anal fin when laid flat not  reaching caudal base. Caudal fin forked, lobes equal. Least depth of caudal peduncle 1.2 to 2.2 in its length. Lateral line straight, arched above pectoral fins. Colour: Golden or creamy yellow above and on sides, whitish yellow beneath. Live specimens lead grey above and on sides, white beneath, some with alternating white and grey vertical bands on sides. Remarks: Differs from other congeners in its colouration and restricted distribution. The speciman pictured (first six thumbnails) is from Rourkela, Orissa, Sundargarh district, India.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Bagridaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Mahanadi river system in Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, India.

Size:

18cm SL ( 7ins)

Temp:

22-26°C (71-79°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.0.

Reference:

Jayaram; K.C. Catfishes of India, Narendera Publishing House. p.13-14

 

 

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