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Chaca chaca (Hamilton, 1822)

Squarehead catfish
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> Siluriformes (Catfishes) > Chacidae (Squarehead or angler catfish)
Etymology: Chaca: Because of the sound that this fish makes when out of water (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Hamilton.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; stvatten bottenlevande; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 4 - 25; flodvandrande (Ref. 51243); djupintervall - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 1672); 38°N - 18°N

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Asia: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaya and Indonesia (Ref. 41236). Reported from Myanmar (Ref. 4537).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 41236)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers, beels, canals and ponds (Ref. 1479). Prefers soft substrates where it lies concealed in the soft mire of the river bed. It depends upon this concealment for protection and will not even move when it is touched lightly. Lies quietly on the bottom until some prey comes along (Ref. 6868). Apparently a worm-like appendix at the fringe of the mouth is used to attract prey (Ref. 50926). Fairly common in catches, but is not eaten perhaps due to its ugly appearance.

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 06 October 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: saknar intresse; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; based on food items.
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Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .