|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Rita sacerdotum Anderson, 1879|
|Common Name||Salween Rita|
|Type Locality||Irrawaddy River at location of pagoda of Thingadow, 3rd Defile of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar.|
|Pronunciation||REET ah - sak err doe tum|
|Etymology||The name Rita is derived from the local name of the fish.|
|Size||2000mm or 78.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Bagrid catfishes of the genus Rita Bleeker, 1854 are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent and Myanmar, and are capable of reaching sizes to 1500 mm TL (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991), although mature specimens of ca. 200-300 mm SL are more commonly encountered. The genus is diagnosed by the following synapomorphies (Mo, 1991): single pair of mandibular barbels, elongated Weberian apparatus firmly sutured to the basioccipital, and the sensory canal on the posttemporal enclosed within the bone.|
|Distribution||Asia: Irrawaddy to Salween and Tennasserim, Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters, Tenasserim (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Salween (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Anatomical and zoological researches, pp 864, Pl. 79 (fig. 3).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 09:33 (species record created: 2008 Nov 23 00:14)|