Freshwater Fish Species in Cauvery River [Karnataka, India]

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Fish Species in Cauvery

Karnataka, India


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=88]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Amblypharyngodon mola Cyprinidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.0 native
Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis Anguillidae demersal 120 TL 3.2 native
Anguilla bicolor bicolor Anguillidae demersal 100 TL 3.6 native
Aristichthys nobilis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 112 TL 2.3 native
Balitora mysorensis Balitoridae demersal 7 TL 2.8 native
Barbodes bovanicus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Barbodes carnaticus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Barbodes sarana Cyprinidae benthopelagic 42 TL 3.4 native
Barbodes wynaadensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
Barilius gatensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Catla catla Cyprinidae benthopelagic 180 TL 2.8 native
Chanos chanos Chanidae benthopelagic 220 TL 2.0 native
Cirrhinus cirrhosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 122 TL 2.4 native
Cirrhinus fulungee Cyprinidae benthopelagic 37 TL 2.8 native
Ctenopharyngodon idellus Cyprinidae demersal 150 TL 2.0 introduced
Cyprinus carpio carpio Cyprinidae benthopelagic 147 TL 3.0 introduced
Danio aequipinnatus Cyprinidae pelagic 15 TL 3.2 native
Danio rerio Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Esomus danricus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Etroplus suratensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 40 TL 2.0 native
Gagata itchkeea Sisoridae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 questionable
Garra gotyla stenorhynchus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.7 native
Garra mcclellandi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.6 native
Garra mullya Cyprinidae benthopelagic 17 TL 2.6 endemic
Glyptothorax annandalei Sisoridae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.1 native
Glyptothorax madraspatanum Sisoridae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.1 native
Hemibagrus punctatus Bagridae demersal 45 TL 3.1 native
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Cyprinidae benthopelagic 105 TL 2.0 introduced
Hypselobarbus curmuca Cyprinidae benthopelagic 120 TL 2.6 native
Hypselobarbus dobsoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 0 TL   native
Hypselobarbus dubius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 25 TL 2.9 native
Hypselobarbus kolus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.0 native
Hypselobarbus micropogon Cyprinidae benthopelagic 90 TL 3.1 endemic
Labeo ariza Cyprinidae benthopelagic 37 TL 2.5 native
Labeo bata Cyprinidae benthopelagic 61 TL 2.7 native
Labeo boggut Cyprinidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.0 native
Labeo calbasu Cyprinidae demersal 90 TL 2.0 native
Labeo fimbriatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 91 TL 2.5 native
Labeo kontius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 61 TL 2.7 native
Labeo pangusia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 60 TL 2.7 native
Labeo porcellus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 35 TL 2.8 native
Labeo potail Cyprinidae benthopelagic 30 TL 2.7 native
Labeo rohita Cyprinidae benthopelagic 200 TL 2.0 native
Lepidocephalus thermalis Cobitidae demersal 8 TL 2.0 native
Longischistura bhimachari Balitoridae demersal 7 TL 2.9 endemic
Megalops cyprinoides Megalopidae pelagic 150 TL 3.3 native
Mesonoemacheilus guentheri Balitoridae demersal 7 TL 2.9 native
Mesonoemacheilus pulchellus Balitoridae demersal 6 TL 2.9 endemic
Mystus cavasius Bagridae demersal 49 TL 3.7 native
Mystus malabaricus Bagridae demersal 15 TL 3.3 native
Mystus vittatus Bagridae demersal 26 TL 4.0 native
Nemacheilus kodaguensis Balitoridae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.7 native
Notopterus notopterus Notopteridae demersal 74 TL 3.5 native
Ompok bimaculatus Siluridae demersal 55 TL 3.9 native
Osteochilichthys brevidorsalis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.0 native
Osteochilus thomassi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 32 TL 2.5 native
Pterocryptis wynaadensis Siluridae demersal 30 TL 3.2 native
Puntius arulius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Puntius cauveriensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 2.9 native
Puntius chola Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Puntius conchonius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Puntius dorsalis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 25 TL 2.0 native
Puntius fasciatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Puntius filamentosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.6 native
Puntius melanostigma Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.9 native
Puntius narayani Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 2.9 native
Puntius parrah Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 endemic
Puntius sophore Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Puntius ticto Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.5 native
Puntius vittatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.0 native
Rasbora caverii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.1 native
Rasbora daniconius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.4 native
Salmostoma acinaces Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Salmostoma balookee Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Salmostoma belachi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 0 TL   endemic
Salmostoma horai Cyprinidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Salmostoma novacula Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Salmostoma phulo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Salmostoma untrahi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 20 TL 2.9 native
Schistura semiarmata Balitoridae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.6 native
Silonia childreni Schilbeidae demersal 48 TL 4.5 native
Sinilabeo dero Cyprinidae benthopelagic 75 TL 3.0 native
Sperata aor Bagridae demersal 180 TL 3.8 native
Sperata seenghala Bagridae demersal 150 TL 3.4 native
Tenualosa ilisha Clupeidae pelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Tor khudree Cyprinidae benthopelagic 50 TL 3.1 native
Tor mussullah Cyprinidae benthopelagic 150 TL 3.0 native
Wallago attu Siluridae demersal 240 TL 4.5 native
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