Mystus menoni Plamoottil & Abraham, 2013
Idukki Mystus
Mystus menoni
photo by Plamoottil, M.

Family:  Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Max. size:  12.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Manimala River in Kerala, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 11-11
Biology:  The type locality is characterized by rocky substratum (patches of cobbles, boulders and gravelly sand occur at certain places) and intermittent occurrence of moderately dense riparian vegetation. Syntopic with Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis, Danio malabaricus, Rasbora daniconius, Garra mullya, Dawkinsia filamentosa, Haludaria fasciatus, Pristolepis malabaricus, Etroplus suratensis, E. maculatus, Mesonoemacheilus triangularis, Xenentodon cancila, Mastacembelus armatus, Macrognathus guentheri (Ref. 94429).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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