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Sisor rahabdophorus Hamilton, 1822

Sisor Catfish

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Siluriformes  Family:  Sisoridae     FishBase    
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater Native Not Reported
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra river system. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Bengal, Bihar Asia: Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh
Sisor rahabdophorus Hamilton, 1822
Sisor rhabdophorus Hamilton, 1822
Sissor rhabdophorus Hamilton, 1822
Local Name
Chennuah, Bistuiya (Hindi)
Kirlu, Kirla (Punjabi)
Chennuah  (Hindi)
Kirlu, Karla  (Punjabi)
Type specimen
rabdophorus, Sisor Hamilton [F.] 1822:208, 379 [An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges] Bhagirathi River at crossing point between Kalna (Barddhaman District) and Nisinghapur (Nadia District), 23°13'33N, 88°32'41.4E, West Bengal State, India. Neotype: ZRC 45829. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:402, Ng & Kim 2008:68. Neotype designated by Ng 2003:2872, 2880. Spelled rhabdophorus by Valenciennes and other authors; that would have been more correctly formed, but the 1999 code does not permit emendation. Valid as Sisor rabdophorus Hamilton 1822 -- (Burgess 1989:132 as rhabdophorus, Ataur Rahman 1989:207 as rhabdophorus, Talwar & Jhingran 1991:681 as rhabdophorus, Menon 1999:234 as rhabdophorus, Rafique 2000:326, Karmakar 2000:34 as rhabdophorus, Ng 2003:2873, Mirza 2003:19 , Ataur Rahman 2003:220 as rhabdophorus, Vishwanath & Darshan 2005:1952, Jayaram 2006:170, Thomson & Page 2006:39, Ferraris 2007:402, Shrestha 2008:192, Javid & Mirza 2011:14). Current status: Valid as Sisor rabdophorus Hamilton 1822. Sisoridae: Sisorinae. Distribution: Ganges River drainage, West Bengal States, India; possibly Nepal and Bangladesh.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
3 Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 6. Lateral line ossicles 66-70; pectoral spine with serrations on the anterior (27-29) and posterior (6-15) edges. Can be differentiated from Sisor chennuah and Sisor torosus in having D I 6, A 6 Ng, H.H., 2003.