Silonia silondia (Hamilton, 1822)
Silond catfish
Silonia silondia
photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Family:  Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
Max. size:  183 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and probably Myanmar.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabit rivers. Occur in shoals. Adults ascend from estuaries into large rivers for breeding during monsoons. After the water level recedes, they often get stranded in small pools (Ref. 4833). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.08.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.03.07
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 18.11.99

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