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  • Horaglanis alikunhii
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Scientific Name Horaglanis alikunhii  Subhash Babu & Nayar, 2004
Common Name
Type Locality Water well at Parappukara, 10°13'N, 76°15'E, Trichur District, Kerala State, India, 8.5 meters depth underground.
Pronunciation ho raa glan is - alee kun hee ii
Etymology Horaglanis: Named after SL Hora, the Indian ichthyologist; the suffix -glanis is Greek for catfish and is often used in generic names of catfishes. This species is named after Dr.K.H.Alikunhi from India.
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Identification Members of the genus Horaglanis are blind catfishes that inhabit wells and sub-terrenanean channels in the state of Kerala in India.

Horaglanis alikunhii can be differentiated from H.krishnai by the presence of more dorsal fin rays (24 vs 23) and more caudal fin rays (30 vs 24).The head shape of H.alikunhii tends to be more elongated when compared to the head shape of H.krishnai.
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
General Remarks Not exported for the trade as yet.
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Distribution Known from the Trichur District in Kerala.
Indian waters, Kerala State Waters, Parappukara well (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society v. 101 (pt 2), pp 296, Fig. 1A-E.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 20 07:42 (species record created: 2011 Oct 13 05:45)