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Scientific Name Heteropneustes fuscus  Plamoottil, 2021
Common Name Travancore Black Stinging Catfish
Type Locality Small stream at Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India.
Etymology Heteropneustes: From the Greek heteros, meaning other and pneo, meaning to breathe; in reference to the ability of the fish to utilize atmospheric oxygen. 
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Sexing In dorsal or ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution
Indian waters, Kerala State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Biodiversitas v. 23 (no. 1) [for 2022], pp 89, Figs. 4-8.
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Last Update 2022 Apr 18 04:00 (species record created: 2021 Dec 31 14:33)