Mystus gulio (Hamilton, 1822)
Long whiskers catfish
Mystus gulio
photo by Hasan, M.E.

Family:  Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish, anadromous
Distribution:  Asia: countries bordering the eastern Indian Ocean, from India to Indonesia and Viet Nam. Reported from Pakistan (Ref. 4833).
Biology:  Primarily a brackish water fish that enters and lives in fresh water. In freshwater, adults occur mainly in larger water bodies (rivers and streams) with mud or clay substrates, and rarely found in smaller streams. Form schools of 10 to 25 individuals. Diurnal. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 16.11.99

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