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Nangra nangra (Hamilton, 1822)

Kosi Nangra

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Siluriformes  Family:  Sisoridae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase    
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater Native Least Concern (LC)
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Yamuna, Ganga river system, Kosi & Hooghly river system. Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Yamuna, Ganga, Kosi and Hooghly river system. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Pimelodus nangra  Hamilton, 1822
Gagata nangra  (Hamilton, 1822)
Macrones nangra  (Hamilton, 1822)
Nangra buchanani  Day, 1877
Type specimen
Nangra nangra (Hamilton, 1822) nangra, Pimelodus Hamilton [F.] 1822:193, 378, Pl. 11 (fig. 63) [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges] Ganges River at Patna, India. Neotype: CAS 96626. Synonym: Nangra nangra (Hamilton, 1822), Pimelodus nangra Hamilton, 1822, Gagata nangra (Hamilton, 1822), Macrones nangra (Hamilton, 1822), Nangra buchanani Day, 1877.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D I 9-10; A iii 10; P I 9; V i 5
2 Snout moderately projecting; anterior naris origin close to snout tip (distance between anterior naris and snout tip less than eye diameter). Nasal barbel reaching at least to end of head, sometimes reaching dorsal-fin origin; maxillary barbel reaching pa D I 9-10; A iii 10; P I 9; V i 5 Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991