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Heteropneustes fossilis (Stinging catfish; Scorpion cat-fish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Asian stinging catfish or fossil cat, Heteropneustes fossilis, is a species of airsac catfish found in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Myanmar. In India in the state of Kerala it is locally called as kadu (Malayalam:kadu ) or "karri" (Malayalam:karri). It is highly preferred in Assam and locally known as singhi. In Bangladesh this fish is called Shing Mach, In Sri Lanka, this fish is called hunga by the Sinhala-speaking community.
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Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [2]  1 year
Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Manas National Park II 135025 Assam, India
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 1364022 India  
Sanjay Gandhi National Park II 439343 Maharashtra, India
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary IV 51099 Maharashtra, India  

Predators

Leptoptilos dubius (Greater Adjutant)[3]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Riga Zoo
Usti nad Labem Zoo

Range Map

Distribution

Andaman Island; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Myanmar.; Bangladesh; Cambodia; Chilka Lake; Godavari; India; Indus; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Iraq; Krishna River; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Mekong; Myanmar; Nepal; Oriental; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Tigris;

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Citations

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1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Greater Adjutant, BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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