Bones of the skull firmly articulated. Brain teleostean.
Absence of eyes brought about the degeneration of
the optic lobes. Skin devoid of scales. H. alikunhii
can be differentiated from H. krishnai by
the presence of more dorsal fin rays (24 vs 23) and
more caudal fin rays (30 vs 24).The head shape of
H. alikunhii tends to be more elongated when
compared to the head shape of H.krishnai.
Habitat: They are found in wells
and migrate from one well to another through underground
water channels. Horaglanis alikunhii is endemic
to the subterranean wells in the village of Parappukara,
Thrissur District, Kerala, India (Babu and Nayar 2004).
Found in in subterranean channels. The two species
are also found in different locations in Western Ghats,
Kerala. Remarks: There are three
species in this genera, Horaglanis abdulkalami
Babu, 2012, Horaglanis alikunhii Subhash,
Babu & Nayar, 2004, and Horaglanis
District, Kerala, India.
Type locality: Parappukara (10º23'N,
76º15'E), Trichur district, Kerala [India]; from
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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