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Bagarius bagarius (Hamilton, 1822)

Goonch

Classification
Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Siluriformes  Family:  Sisoridae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase    
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater, Brackish water Native Near Threatened (NT)
Distribution
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
Asia: Ganges, Mekong and Chao Phraya basins. Reported from Salween, Maeklong and Peninsular Thailand
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Ganges Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins. Reported from Salween, Maeklong and Peninsular Thailand
Ganges. Mekong, Chao Phraya basins, Salween, Maeklong and Peninsular Thailand.
Synonyms
Pimelodus bagarius Hamilton, 1822
Pachypterus luridus Swainson, 1839
Pimelodus carnaticus Jerdon, 1849
Bagarius buchanani Bleeker, 1853
Local Name
Gooreah, Bagh machch, Garua (Assamese)
Baghari, Baghar (Bengali)
Boonch, Goonch, Vaghair, Baghar, Gaunch, Boonch (Hindi)
Konida (Kannada)
Nagalem (Manipuri)
Mutanda, Tharota, Kheerd, Gaweh, Khirit (Marathi)
Sahlun, Budia (Odia)
Goonch, Retha (Punjabi)
Raati jella, Guddi chepa (Telugu)
Type specimen
Bagarius bagarius (Hamilton, 1822) bagarius, Pimelodus Hamilton [F.] 1822:186, 378, Pl. 7 (fig. 62) [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges; Ganges River, India. Syntypes: BMNH 1857.6.13.151 [ex Zool. Soc.] (1). Synonym: Bagarius bagarius- (Hamilton, 1822), Pimelodus bagarius- Hamilton, 1822, Pachypterus luridus- Swainson, 1839, Pimelodus carnaticus- Jerdon, 1849, Bagarius buchanani- Bleeker, 1853.  More...
Biology
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14; Vertebrae: 38 - 42. Pelvic-fin origin in front of the base of the last dorsal ray; adipose-fin origin behind the anal-fin origin. Elongate neural spines 4-8, distally expanded
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3 Bagarius bagarius (Hamilton, 1822) bagarius, Pimelodus Hamilton [F.] 1822:186, 378, Pl. 7 (fig. 62) [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges;
Museum specimen (1)