Cat-eLog Right Bagridae Right The genus Olyra

Down Summary of Olyra
Pronounced oh LIE rah
Etymology Olyra: From the Greek olyra, meaning a kind of grain (probably rye); probably in allusion to the shape of the fish.
Identification The bagrid catfish genus Olyra is known from the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is also known from localities southwards to the Manimalai River in southwestern India and eastwards to the Mae Klong River drainage in western Thailand. The genus is a supported monophyletic group diagnosed by the following combination of external characters: anguilliform body; unossified first and second dorsal-fin elements; and greatly enlarged upper caudal-fin lobe.
Size Smallest 70mm, largest 145mm, average 108mm, most commonly 110mm. All SL.
Species There are 8 "species" in the database
Keepers 4 species (50%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down Most Kept Species
1. Olyra longicaudata (70%)
2. Olyra saginata (10%)
3. Olyra praestigiosa (10%)
4. Olyra horae (10%)
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