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  • Hemibagrus menoda
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Scientific Name Hemibagrus menoda  (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Name
Type Locality Suarma (Meghna) drainage, Sharighat bazaar, 22 miles northeast of Sylhet-Shillong highway, Bangladesh [original Kosi River, Mahanandu River, and other rivers in north of Behar and Bengal, India].
Synonym(s) Bagrus corsula, Bagrus trachacanthus, Macrones corsula, Macrones menoda, Macrones menoda trachacanthus, Macrones trachacanthus, Mystus corsula, Mystus menoda, Mystus menoda menoda, Mystus menoda trachacanthus, Mystus trachacanthus, Pimelodus menoda
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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Size 450mm or 17.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the genus Hemibagrus are bagrid catfishes that can attain standard lengths of up to 800 mm and are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent,Southeast and East Asia. Members of this genus have depressed heads,rugose head shields not covered by skin,a slender occipital process and moderately long adipose fins.
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Distribution Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi and Godavari river drainages in Bangladesh and northern India. Also reported from Nepal.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, Mahanadi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, Godavari (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges, pp 203, 379, Pl. 1 (fig. 72).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:31 (species record created: 2008 Jun 01 03:55)