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Scientific Name Horaglanis krishnai  Menon, 1950
Common Names Indian Blind Catfish
Cave Catfish
Type Locality Well at Kottayam, Travancore, Kerala state, s. 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 40mm or 1.6" 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 Kerala State, India. (Endemic to this area)
Indian waters, Kerala State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Furniture Found in wells. Migrate from one well to another through underground water channels.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Rec. Indian Mus. (Calcutta)v. 48 (pt 1) - pp64 - Pl. 1 (figs. 1-3)
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Last Update 2013 Jul 19 18:14 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 06:26)