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|Scientific Name||Horaglanis abdulkalami Babu, 2012|
|Type Locality||Cava, Irinjalakuda, Trichur District, Kerala, 10°20'47.50''N, 76°12'03.50''E, India, dugout well at 10.2 meters.|
|Pronunciation||ho raa glan is|
|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. The species is named in honour of the former president of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who ignited young minds towards the real world of Science and Technology.|
|Size||31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Members of the genus Horaglanis are blind catfishes that inhabit wells and sub-terrenanean channels in the state of Kerala in India.
Horaglanis abdulkalami differs from other members of the genus in having lesser number of dorsal fin rays (21) and anal fin rays(15). Has 28 caudal fin rays. Live fish are red-blood colour.
|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.|
|Distribution||Collected from an old well at Irinjalakuda,Kerala. This indicates its subterranean mode of life and that it might have reached the well through the interconnected cavities or channels in the rocks.
Indian waters, Kerala State Waters, Irinjalakuda well (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||K. K. Subash Babu (2012) SAMAGRA Vol. 8, 15 Nov 2012, pp52, Fig. 1, Pl. 1.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 25 15:33 (species record created: 2012 Nov 29 02:29)|