Dorsal soft rays (total): 21; Anal soft rays: 15.
Distinguished by having the following combination
of characters: body narrow, elongated, sub-cylindrical,
small sized; dorsal fin soft with 21 unbranched rays;
anal fin soft with 15 unbranched rays; caudal fin
is not confluent with dorsal and anal fins, round
in shape and with 28 fin rays (including the procumbent
rays); pectoral fin round, highly vestigial and not
visible with naked eyes; and a pair of pseudo-tympanic
membranes on both lateral sides of the head base,
near to the pectoral fin. Habitat:
Collected from a well with pH 7.2, conductivity 180ìS
and dissolve oxygen 2mg/l and soft lateriate bottom
comprising of small pores and channels. Etymology:
The species name abdulkalami
for the former president of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul
Kalam, who ignited young minds towards the real world
of Science and Technology.
There are now four species (2023) in this genera,
Horaglanis abdulkalami Babu, 2012, Horaglanis
Babu & Nayar, 2004, Horaglanis
krishnaiMenon, 1950 and Horaglanis
populiRaghavan R, Sundar RL, Arjun
CP, Britz R, Dahanukar N, 2023.
Irinjalakuda, Trichur District, Kerala, 10°20'47.50''N,
76°12'03.50''E, India, dugout well at 10.2 meters.
2012. Horaglanis abdulkalami, a new hypogean blind
catfish (Siluriformes: Clariidae) from Kerala, India.
SAMAGRA 8(5):51-56. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 08/2022 )