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  • Erethistes hara
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Scientific Name Erethistes hara  (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Names Indian Moth Catfish
Butterfly Catfish, Indischer Schmetterlings-Wels (Germany), Kosi Hara, Moth Catfish
Type Locality Nathpur in West Bengal, [not Kosi R., India].
Synonym(s) Hara hara, Hara saharsai, Pimelodus hara
Pronunciation ha rah
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Size 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: India and Nepal. Reported from Bangladesh.
Nepal Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Bangladesh Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
pH 6.0 - 7.5
Temperature 12.0-28.0°C or 53.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 20
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Fishes Ganges - pp190, 378
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Last Update 2015 Dec 18 09:07 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 16:18)