Cat-eLog Right Arrow Sisoridae Right Arrow Glyptosterninae Right Arrow Myersglanis

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Scientific NameMyersglanis blythii  (Day, 1870)
Common Name
Type LocalityPharping, Nepal
Synonym(s)Exostoma blythii
Pronunciationmy errs glah niss - bl eye th eye
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Size 73mm or 2.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationMyersglanis 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.
SexingNot known.
General RemarksThis species has been exported a few times.
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DistributionIndia & 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 StatusData Deficient
Other ParametersThe fish pictured was collected from water with a temperature of 12.2°C and a pH of 8.2.
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FeedingNot known.
FurnitureFine sand for the bottom and smooth pebbles / rocks.
CompatibilityNot known.
Suggested TankmatesCyprinids 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.
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ReferencesThe Freshwater Fishes Of The Indian Region (2nd Edition),K.C.Jayaram
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2011 January
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Last Update2011 Jan 27 07:35 (species record created: 2010 Dec 08 13:32)