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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Horaglanis krishnai Menon, 1951|
|Common Names||Indian Blind 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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)|