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Horabagrus brachysoma


Horabagrus brachysoma
Sun Catfish
太阳猫
H. brachysoma is known as "Günther's catfish" or "yellow catfish". It is also known as manjakoori in its native range. It is also known by a host of other names, such as "bullseye catfish", "golden red tail catfish", "solar catfish", and "sun catfish
Horabagrus brachysoma was described by Albert C. L. G. Günther in 1864 under the name Pseudobagrus brachysoma. 
H. brachysoma is known only from the Kerala Backwaters, Vembanad Lake and the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka
H. brachysoma is found in smooth flowing areas with much vegetation. This species occupies lowland areas of rivers and backwaters with mud or sand substrate. It has also been recorded in deep pools and hill streams. 
H. brachysoma has a large head and a wide mouth. The eyes are large and can be seen from below the fish. There is a dorsal fin with a hard spine as well as an adipose fin. There are four pairs of barbels, one nasal, one maxillary (sides of the mouth), and two mandibular.

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