Hara hara (Hamilton, 1822)
Hara hara
photo by Mahalder, B.

Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Sisorinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 7.5; dH range: 20
Distribution:  Asia: India, Nepal, Myanmar and China. Reported from Bangladesh (Ref. 1479).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-7. Dorsal spine serrated along both edges; branched anal fin rays; interdorsal space 98.7 (87.5-106.1) % of adipose dorsal length; caudal peduncle height 40.1 (36.9-43.0) % of its length; equal lobe of caudal fin; maxillary barbels reaching posterior margin of pectoral base (Ref. 42988).
Biology:  Occurs in slow-moving rivers and streams.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.08.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.04.11
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.01.03

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