Marceniuk et al (2007) placed
this species in the genus, Arius, due to
the moderate size of its adipose fin and the lateral
line bifurcated at the caudal region, although it
did not have the accessory tooth plates which places
it in this genus. Habitat: It is
found in the rivers and estuaries of South Asia. Description:
Three pairs barbels, the maxillary barbels shorter
than head. No teeth on plate. Strong dorsal spine,
as long as head without snout. Pectoral spines as
long as dorsal spine. Colouration:
Body bluish dark superiorly and lighter below with
yellowish fins. Lower caudal lobe tinted gray with
a dark spot on adipose fin. Remarks:
Only Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes has C. jatius
as valid all other sources have C. jatia
as the current name (2020).
and southeast Asia:
India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Type locality:
estuaries of Bengal.
12-26°c (61 -79°f)
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