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#1 eternity_101

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:23 PM

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew where the Kryptopterus minor lives. I know that those catfish live in Indonesia and also India but I'd like to know in what rivers in India. Can anyone help?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:58 PM

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and BTW Silurus is correct you DONT find Kryptopterus minor in INDIA
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 08:03 PM

BTW I see you waited a FULL 20 Minutes before posting on Planet Catfish
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 11:43 AM

Well you don't have to be rude about it. Anyway, I'm asking this question because In a dictionary it said:

"Il est originaire d’Asie du Sud-Est, et trouve principalement dans les fleuves lents comportant une importante végétation, à Bornéo, à Java, en Inde, en Indonésie, en Thaïlande, à Sumatra, en Malaisie ainsi que dans le Mekong, le Chao Phraya et le bassin du Xe Bangfai."

Let me translate : He originated in South-East Asia, and is found principally in the slow rivers where there is lots of vegetation at Borneo, at Java , in India, in Indonesia, in Thailand, at Sumatra.... etc... you get the picture.

Last time I went to the London Aquarium in the display about Kryptopterus minor the map showed part of India as part of their habitat

I am just trying to see if anyone knew about Indian rivers and could give me more information.

I will also post this answer on Planet Catfish.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:28 PM

firstly many years ago this fish was mis-identified, even some of the 'glass cats'
from Africa were labeled and written about as Kryptopterus minor as were other species fitting the description from other parts of Asia..
Secondly .. I am doing on-going research into a family of Asian Catfish at the moment, and in the many varied books on "fishes of the Indian region" that I have and others that are at my disposal there doesnt appear to be any Kryptopterus minor listed .. among other titles and scientific works that I have, funily enough last week a book I had ordered from India:-
K. C. Jayaram The Freshwater Fishes of India (zoological survey or India).
Arrived.
Kryptopterus minor is not listed in this survey..
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