|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Olyra kempi Chaudhuri, 1912|
|Type Locality||Mangaldai, Assam-Bhutan Frontier, India.|
|Pronunciation||oh LIE rah - kemp - eye|
|Etymology||Olyra: From the Greek olyra, meaning a kind of grain (probably rye); probably in allusion to the shape of the fish.|
|Size||145mm or 5.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The bagrid catfish genus Olyra is known from the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is also known from localities southwards to the Manimalai River in southwestern India and eastwards to the Mae Klong River drainage in western Thailand. The genus is a supported monophyletic group diagnosed by the following combination of external characters: anguilliform body; unossified first and second dorsal-fin elements; and greatly enlarged upper caudal-fin lobe.|
|Distribution||Assam, India and (?) Bangladesh.
Indian waters, Assam State 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|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 7 (pt 5).|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 04 15:13 (species record created: 2011 Dec 05 11:37)|