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Scientific Name Horaglanis krishnai  Menon, 1951
Common Names Indian Blind Catfish
Cave Catfish
Type Locality Well at Kottayam, Travancore, Kerala state, southern India.
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. 
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Size 42mm or 1.7" 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.

Not imported as an aquarium fish, this fascinating little subterranean catfish is endangered in the wild. Notice how similar it is to the South American genus Phraetobius (Pimelodidae).
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Asia: Kottayam in Kerala, India.
Indian waters, Kerala State 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 2010.
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Furniture Found in wells. Migrate from one well to another through underground water channels.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 48 (pt 1) (for Mar. 1950), pp 64, Pl. 1 (figs. 1-3).
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Last Update 2021 Apr 03 10:41 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 06:26)