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Scientific Name Myersglanis blythii  (Day, 1870)
Common Name
Type Locality India.
Synonym(s) Exostoma blythii
Pronunciation my errs glah niss - bl eye th eye
Article - CotM 2011 January
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Size 73mm or 2.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Myersglanis are small sized and greatly flattened sisorid fishes in which the dorsal profile rises steadily up to the base of the dorsal fin thereafter nearly straight.Head and anterior part greatly depressed and the tail compressed from side to side. Rayed dorsal fin inserted above half of pectoral fin,nearer to tip of snout than to the caudal base.No spine.Adipose fin long,low and confluent with the caudal.

Myersglanis blythii can be identified by a pectoral fin with 10 branched rays and the caudal fin with 15-16 branched rays. The anal fin origin is equidistant from the pelvic fin origin and the caudal fin base. The adipose fin is confluent with the caudal fin.
Sexing Not known.
General Remarks This species has been exported a few times.
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Distribution India & Nepal.
Indian waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Nepal Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, Bengal Waters, West Bengal Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
Other Parameters The fish pictured was collected from water with a temperature of 12.2°C and a pH of 8.2.
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Feeding Not known.
Furniture Fine sand for the bottom and smooth pebbles / rocks.
Compatibility Not known.
Suggested Tankmates Cyprinids like Barilius and Danios and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species. Other species collected with Myersglanis blythii include Schizothorax richardsoni, Schistura inglisi, Aborithys elongatus,Neolissochilus hexagonolepis,Tor tor and Pseudecheneis sulcatus.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1869 (pt 3) (art. 7) (for 11 Nov. 1869), pp 525.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:46 (species record created: 2010 Dec 08 13:32)