Horaglanis krishnai  Menon, 1950

Indian blind catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Etymology: Horaglanis: Taken from mister S.L.Hora, director of Zoological Survey of India + Latin, glanis = a cat fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical; 10°N - 9°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Bones of the skull firmly articulated. Brain teleostean. Absence of eyes brought about the degeneration of the optic lobes. Skin devoid of scales (Ref. 44151).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Kottayam in Kerala, India.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in wells. Migrate from one well to another through underground water channels (Ref. 43626).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.