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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part D

A report on Pterygoplichthys pardalis Amazon sailfin suckermouth Catfishes in Freshwater tanks at Telangana state, India


Author(s): Dr. K Rama Rao and Venugopal Sunchu

Abstract: A report on the occurrence of Amazon suckermouth armoured catfish Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855) from the native freshwater tanks at Jangaon, Telangana State, India. The sailfin catfish belonging to the genus Pterygoplichthys of the Loricariidae family has been introduced to tropical and subtropical freshwater environments. The study was conducted for fish taxonomic identification and behaviour in the laboratory condition. This study was conformed and given information on this invasive species of P. pardalis was dug out the bottom of the soil. Ten meristic and 43 morphometric characteristics were reported in this study for identification of species. This species is radiating pattern of light lines on the head, leopard body ornamentation on the dorsal side, the ventral sucker mouth is triangular, three lips contains 16 + 16+ 32 (two groups) 0.13 mm length of tubular filamented teeth and more number of tubercles are present around the mouth.

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Dr. K Rama Rao and Venugopal Sunchu. A report on Pterygoplichthys pardalis Amazon sailfin suckermouth Catfishes in Freshwater tanks at Telangana state, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2017; 5(2): 249-254.
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