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Sisor rheophilus Ng, 2003


Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Siluriformes  Family:  Sisoridae     FishBase    
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Middle and upper parts of Ganga in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh. Bangladesh.
Ganges River basin in India.
Sisor rheophilus Ng, 2003
Type specimen
Sisor rahabdophorus Hamilton, 1822 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. Synonym: Sisor rabdophorus Hamilton, 1822, Sisor rahabdophorus Hamilton, 1822, Sisor rhabdophorus Hamilton, 1822, Sissor rhabdophorus Hamilton, 1822.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
3 Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 6; Vertebrae: 31 - 34. Differs from other members of the genus in possessing a narrower nuchal plate (width equal to length vs. width 1.2-1.3 times length); larger eye (13.2-16.3% HL v D I 6 A6 Ng, H.H., 2003.