Freshwater Fish Species in Chilka Lake [East coast of India]

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Fish Species in Chilka Lake

Largest tropical lake in Asia. East coast of India.


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=209]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Acanthopagrus latus Sparidae demersal 50 TL 3.2 native
Acentrogobius cyanomos Gobiidae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Acentrogobius griseus Gobiidae demersal 10 TL 3.2 endemic
Acentrogobius madraspatensis Gobiidae demersal 9 TL 3.2 endemic
Acentrogobius masoni Gobiidae demersal 10 TL 3.0 native
Acentrogobius viridipunctatus Gobiidae demersal 10 TL 3.0 native
Aetobatus flagellum Myliobatidae benthopelagic 141 TL 3.2 native
Aetobatus narinari Myliobatidae benthopelagic 141 TL 3.2 native
Aetomylaeus nichofii Myliobatidae demersal 141 TL 3.8 native
Ailia coila Schilbeidae pelagic 30 TL 3.0 native
Alectis indicus Carangidae reef-associated 165 TL 4.2 native
Alepes djedaba Carangidae reef-associated 40 TL 3.6 native
Ambassis commersonii Ambassidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.4 native
Ambassis gymnocephalus Ambassidae demersal 16 TL 3.2 native
Amblygaster sirm Clupeidae pelagic 29 TL 3.3 native
Anabas cobojius Anabantidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.8 native
Anabas testudineus Anabantidae demersal 25 TL 3.6 native
Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis Anguillidae demersal 120 TL 3.2 native
Anguilla bicolor bicolor Anguillidae demersal 100 TL 3.6 native
Anodontostoma chacunda Clupeidae pelagic 22 TL 3.0 native
Aplocheilus panchax Aplocheilidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.2 native
Arius arius Ariidae demersal 49 TL 3.5 native
Arius caelatus Ariidae demersal 45 TL 4.0 native
Arius maculatus Ariidae demersal 80 TL 3.8 native
Arius tenuispinis Ariidae demersal 36 TL 4.0 native
Arothron reticularis Tetraodontidae reef-associated 49 TL 3.5 native
Atule mate Carangidae pelagic 30 TL 4.5 native
Bagarius bagarius Sisoridae benthopelagic 39 TL 3.7 native
Barbodes sarana Cyprinidae benthopelagic 42 TL 3.4 native
Bathygobius fuscus Gobiidae demersal 12 TL 3.4 native
Bathygobius ostreicola Gobiidae demersal 7 TL 3.0 endemic
Brachirus orientalis Soleidae demersal 37 TL 3.5 native
Butis butis Eleotridae demersal 15 TL 4.0 native
Carangoides praeustus Carangidae demersal 25 TL 3.1 native
Caranx ignobilis Carangidae reef-associated 170 TL 4.4 native
Caranx melampygus Carangidae reef-associated 130 TL 4.5 native
Caranx sexfasciatus Carangidae reef-associated 120 TL 4.5 native
Carcharhinus limbatus Carcharhinidae pelagic 275 TL 4.5 native
Carcharhinus melanopterus Carcharhinidae reef-associated 200 TL 3.9 native
Catla catla Cyprinidae benthopelagic 180 TL 2.8 native
Chanda nama Ambassidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.1 native
Channa punctata Channidae benthopelagic 31 TL 3.8 native
Channa striata Channidae benthopelagic 122 TL 3.7 native
Chanos chanos Chanidae benthopelagic 220 TL 2.0 native
Chela cachius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 2.9 native
Chela laubuca Cyprinidae pelagic 17 TL 3.2 native
Chelonodon patoca Tetraodontidae demersal 33 TL 3.5 native
Cirrhinus cirrhosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 122 TL 2.4 native
Clarias batrachus Clariidae demersal 47 TL 3.3 native
Coius quadrifasciatus Coiidae benthopelagic 37 TL 3.7 native
Colisa lalia Belontiidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.4 native
Congresox talabonoides Muraenesocidae demersal 250 TL 4.0 native
Corica soborna Clupeidae pelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Crossocheilus latius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 2.6 native
Cynoglossus lingua Cynoglossidae demersal 45 TL 3.5 native
Cynoglossus puncticeps Cynoglossidae demersal 18 TL 3.2 native
Daysciaena albida Sciaenidae benthopelagic 110 TL 3.1 native
Dendrophysa russelii Sciaenidae demersal 31 TL 3.0 native
Drepane punctata Drepaneidae reef-associated 50 TL 4.0 native
Drombus globiceps Gobiidae demersal 5 TL 3.3 native
Echeneis naucrates Echeneidae reef-associated 110 TL 3.1 native
Eleotris fusca Eleotridae demersal 26 TL 4.0 native
Eleutheronema tetradactylum Polynemidae pelagic 200 TL 4.4 native
Elops machnata Elopidae pelagic 131 TL 4.0 native
Epinephelus lanceolatus Serranidae reef-associated 270 TL 4.0 native
Epinephelus tauvina Serranidae reef-associated 107 TL 4.2 native
Escualosa thoracata Clupeidae pelagic 13 TL 3.2 native
Esomus danricus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Etroplus suratensis Cichlidae benthopelagic 40 TL 2.0 native
Eutropiichthys vacha Schilbeidae pelagic 50 TL 3.9 native
Gazza minuta Leiognathidae demersal 24 TL 4.4 native
Gerres filamentosus Gerreidae demersal 35 TL 3.1 native
Gerres longirostris Gerreidae demersal 37 TL 3.5 native
Gerres oyena Gerreidae demersal 30 TL 3.1 native
Gerres setifer Gerreidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.2 native
Glossogobius biocellatus Gobiidae demersal 12 TL 3.0 native
Glossogobius giuris Gobiidae demersal 61 TL 4.3 native
Glossogobius mas Gobiidae demersal 22 TL 3.5 native
Glyphis gangeticus Carcharhinidae demersal 204 TL 4.1 native
Gobiopterus chuno Gobiidae demersal 4 TL 3.4 native
Gonialosa manmina Clupeidae pelagic 15 TL 3.4 native
Gudusia chapra Clupeidae pelagic 20 TL 3.4 native
Heteropneustes fossilis Heteropneustidae demersal 30 TL 3.9 native
Hilsa kelee Clupeidae pelagic 35 TL 3.3 native
Himantura imbricata Dasyatidae demersal 197 TL 3.5 native
Himantura uarnak Dasyatidae demersal 197 TL 3.6 native
Hyporhamphus limbatus Hemiramphidae pelagic 31 TL 3.2 native
Ichthyocampus carce Syngnathidae demersal 19 TL 3.3 native
Ilisha elongata Clupeidae pelagic 50 TL 3.8 native
Ilisha melastoma Clupeidae pelagic 21 TL 3.5 native
Johnius amblycephalus Sciaenidae demersal 31 TL 3.3 native
Johnius belangerii Sciaenidae demersal 30 TL 3.3 native
Johnius macropterus Sciaenidae demersal 25 TL 3.3 native
Labeo ariza Cyprinidae benthopelagic 37 TL 2.5 native
Labeo calbasu Cyprinidae demersal 90 TL 2.0 native
Labeo rohita Cyprinidae benthopelagic 200 TL 2.0 native
Lagocephalus lunaris Tetraodontidae demersal 55 TL 3.1 native
Lates calcarifer Centropomidae demersal 200 TL 4.4 native
Leiognathus blochii Leiognathidae demersal 10 TL 3.4 native
Leiognathus daura Leiognathidae demersal 14 TL 3.2 native
Leiognathus dussumieri Leiognathidae demersal 14 TL 3.2 native
Leiognathus equulus Leiognathidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.6 native
Lepidocephalus guntea Cobitidae demersal 15 TL 3.2 native
Liza macrolepis Mugilidae demersal 74 TL 2.7 native
Liza melinoptera Mugilidae demersal 37 TL 2.3 native
Liza parsia Mugilidae demersal 16 TL 2.0 native
Liza subviridis Mugilidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 native
Liza tade Mugilidae demersal 70 TL 2.0 native
Liza vaigiensis Mugilidae reef-associated 63 TL 2.2 native
Lutjanus argentimaculatus Lutjanidae reef-associated 150 TL 3.9 native
Lutjanus johnii Lutjanidae reef-associated 97 TL 4.2 native
Lutjanus kasmira Lutjanidae reef-associated 40 TL 4.0 native
Lutjanus russellii Lutjanidae reef-associated 50 TL 4.3 native
Macrognathus aral Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 64 TL 3.1 native
Macrognathus pancalus Mastacembelidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.4 native
Mastacembelus armatus Mastacembelidae demersal 68 TL 2.8 native
Megalaspis cordyla Carangidae pelagic 80 TL 4.4 native
Megalops cyprinoides Megalopidae pelagic 150 TL 3.3 native
Monodactylus argenteus Monodactylidae pelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
Mugil cephalus Mugilidae benthopelagic 147 TL 2.1 native
Muraenesox cinereus Muraenesocidae demersal 220 TL 4.1 native
Mystus cavasius Bagridae demersal 49 TL 3.7 native
Mystus gulio Bagridae demersal 40 TL 4.0 native
Mystus vittatus Bagridae demersal 26 TL 4.0 native
Nematalosa nasus Clupeidae pelagic 22 TL 3.1 native
Notopterus notopterus Notopteridae demersal 74 TL 3.5 native
Oligolepis acutipennis Gobiidae demersal 15 TL 4.0 native
Oligolepis cylindriceps Gobiidae demersal 4 TL 3.4 native
Omobranchus zebra Blenniidae demersal 8 TL 2.7 native
Ompok bimaculatus Siluridae demersal 55 TL 3.9 native
Osteobrama vigorsii Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 endemic
Osteogeneiosus militaris Ariidae demersal 35 TL 4.0 native
Otolithoides biauritus Sciaenidae demersal 196 TL 4.1 native
Otolithoides pama Sciaenidae benthopelagic 160 TL 3.1 native
Oxyurichthys microlepis Gobiidae demersal 14 TL 3.3 native
Oxyurichthys tentacularis Gobiidae demersal 17 TL 4.5 native
Pangasius pangasius Pangasiidae benthopelagic 366 TL 3.4 native
Parambassis ranga Ambassidae demersal 8 TL 3.3 native
Paranibea semiluctuosa Sciaenidae demersal 40 TL 3.0 native
Parapocryptes rictuosus Gobiidae demersal 19 TL 3.3 native
Pastinachus sephen Dasyatidae benthopelagic 201 TL 3.7 native
Pelates quadrilineatus Terapontidae pelagic 30 TL 3.5 native
Periophthalmus barbarus Gobiidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Pisodonophis boro Ophichthidae demersal 100 TL 4.5 native
Pisodonophis cancrivorus Ophichthidae demersal 108 TL 3.8 native
Platycephalus indicus Platycephalidae demersal 100 TL 3.6 native
Plectorhinchus nigrus Haemulidae reef-associated 55 TL 4.0 native
Plotosus canius Plotosidae demersal 150 TL 3.9 native
Plotosus lineatus Plotosidae reef-associated 32 TL 3.1 native
Polydactylus indicus Polynemidae demersal 142 TL 3.9 native
Polydactylus sextarius Polynemidae demersal 30 TL 3.8 native
Pomadasys argenteus Haemulidae demersal 66 TL 3.6 native
Pristis pectinata Pristidae demersal 760 TL 4.5 native
Protonibea diacanthus Sciaenidae demersal 183 TL 3.5 native
Pseudapocryptes elongatus Gobiidae demersal 20 TL 3.0 native
Pseudogobius javanicus Gobiidae benthopelagic 8 TL 4.5 native
Pseudorhombus arsius Paralichthyidae demersal 45 TL 4.5 native
Pterois radiata Scorpaenidae reef-associated 24 TL 3.6 native
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
Rachycentron canadum Rachycentridae pelagic 200 TL 4.0 native
Rasbora daniconius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.4 native
Rasbora rasbora Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Rhabdosargus sarba Sparidae demersal 80 TL 3.4 native
Rhinomugil corsula Mugilidae pelagic 35 TL 2.9 native
Salmostoma bacaila Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Sardinella melanura Clupeidae pelagic 15 TL 2.7 native
Scatophagus argus Scatophagidae demersal 38 TL 2.7 native
Scoliodon laticaudus Carcharhinidae demersal 100 TL 3.8 native
Scomberoides lysan Carangidae reef-associated 110 TL 4.5 native
Scomberoides tala Carangidae pelagic 69 TL 4.5 native
Scomberomorus lineolatus Scombridae pelagic 89 TL 4.5 native
Secutor insidiator Leiognathidae demersal 14 TL 3.5 native
Siganus vermiculatus Siganidae reef-associated 45 TL 2.0 native
Sillaginopsis panijus Sillaginidae demersal 44 TL 3.3 native
Sillago sihama Sillaginidae demersal 37 TL 3.4 native
Silonia silondia Schilbeidae demersal 180 TL 3.5 native
Solea ovata Soleidae demersal 10 TL 3.5 native
Sperata seenghala Bagridae demersal 150 TL 3.4 native
Sphyraena putnamae Sphyraenidae reef-associated 90 TL 4.5 native
Stigmatogobius minima Gobiidae demersal 2 TL 3.2 native
Stolephorus baganensis Engraulidae pelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Stolephorus commersonii Engraulidae pelagic 13 TL 3.1 native
Stolephorus dubiosus Engraulidae pelagic 10 TL 3.1 native
Stolephorus indicus Engraulidae pelagic 19 TL 3.8 native
Strongylura leiura Belonidae pelagic 100 TL 4.5 native
Strongylura strongylura Belonidae pelagic 49 TL 4.5 native
Strophidon sathete Muraenidae demersal 400 TL 4.0 native
Taenioides buchanani Gobiidae demersal 30 TL 3.9 native
Takifugu oblongus Tetraodontidae demersal 40 TL 3.2 native
Tenualosa ilisha Clupeidae pelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Terapon jarbua Terapontidae demersal 36 TL 3.4 native
Terapon puta Terapontidae benthopelagic 16 TL 4.0 native
Tetraodon cutcutia Tetraodontidae demersal 14 TL 3.3 native
Tetraodon fluviatilis Tetraodontidae demersal 17 TL 3.4 native
Thryssa hamiltonii Engraulidae pelagic 33 TL 3.2 native
Thryssa kammalensoides Engraulidae pelagic 14 TL 3.1 native
Thryssa malabarica Engraulidae pelagic 22 TL 3.7 native
Thryssa mystax Engraulidae pelagic 19 TL 3.6 native
Thryssa purava Engraulidae pelagic 19 TL 3.6 native
Trachinotus blochii Carangidae reef-associated 123 TL 3.7 native
Triacanthus biaculeatus Triacanthidae demersal 30 TL 3.5 native
Trypauchen vagina Gobiidae demersal 22 TL 3.5 native
Valamugil cunnesius Mugilidae demersal 41 TL 2.0 native
Valamugil seheli Mugilidae reef-associated 60 TL 2.3 native
Valamugil speigleri Mugilidae demersal 35 TL 2.2 native
Wallago attu Siluridae demersal 240 TL 4.5 native
Xenentodon cancila Belonidae pelagic 40 TL 3.9 native
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