was described from the Mahananda River (part of the
Brahmaputra River drainage) in Bengal, and is known
throughout the Ganges and Brahmaputra river drainages
in northern and northeastern India, southern Nepal
and Bangladesh. Although the threats to this species
are unknown, as is the current status of the global
population, indications from personal observation
and the literature are that this species is still
relatively abundant and widespread, and is therefore
assessed as Least Concern. This species inhabits the
main channel of large rivers, as well as its larger
tributaries. The substrate in such habitats is generally
sand or mud (IUCN). Remarks:Eutropiichthys murius still listed in
Fishbase as being in the Schilbeidae family but it
is updated in The Catalog of Fishes as the current
status of being in the Ailiidae family.
Pimelodus murius, Pachypterus
Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Type
locality: Mahananda river [Bengal].
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2007. Revision of the Catfishes of the genus Eutropiichthys,
with the description of two new species (Siluriformes:
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1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries.
Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Ng, H.H. 2010. Eutropiichthys murius.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010.