Freshwater Fish Species in Ganges River [Indian subcontinent]

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Fish Species in Ganges

North and northeast Indian subcontinent


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=67]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Acanthocobitis botia Balitoridae demersal 11 TL 3.0 native
Ailia coila Schilbeidae pelagic 30 TL 3.0 native
Ailia punctata Schilbeidae demersal 10 TL 3.0 native
Arius gagorides Ariidae benthopelagic 55 TL 3.1 native
Badis badis Nandidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.3 native
Bagarius bagarius Sisoridae benthopelagic 39 TL 3.7 native
Bagarius yarrelli Sisoridae demersal 244 TL 3.7 native
Barilius barna Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Barilius shacra Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Barilius tileo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 38 TL 2.8 native
Botia dario Cobitidae demersal 16 TL 3.4 native
Botia lohachata Cobitidae demersal 14 TL 3.4 native
Chaca chaca Chacidae demersal 20 TL 4.5 native
Chagunius chagunio Cyprinidae demersal 50 TL 2.8 native
Chitala chitala Notopteridae demersal 149 TL 3.7 native
Coius quadrifasciatus Coiidae benthopelagic 37 TL 3.7 native
Colisa lalia Belontiidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.4 native
Crossocheilus latius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 2.6 native
Danio rerio Cyprinidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Erethistes pusillus Erethistidae demersal 5 TL 3.0 native
Eutropiichthys murius Schilbeidae demersal 28 TL 3.4 native
Gagata cenia Sisoridae demersal 19 TL 3.2 native
Gagata gagata Sisoridae demersal 31 TL 3.0 native
Gagata sexualis Sisoridae demersal 6 TL 3.0 native
Gagata youssoufi Sisoridae benthopelagic 0 TL   native
Gangra viridescens Sisoridae demersal 9 TL 3.0 native
Glyptothorax lonah Sisoridae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.1 native
Glyptothorax stoliczkae Sisoridae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.1 native
Gonialosa manmina Clupeidae pelagic 15 TL 3.4 native
Gudusia chapra Clupeidae pelagic 20 TL 3.4 native
Ilisha megaloptera Clupeidae pelagic 35 TL 3.0 native
Johnius gangeticus Sciaenidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.4 native
Labeo ariza Cyprinidae benthopelagic 37 TL 2.5 native
Labeo boga Cyprinidae benthopelagic 30 TL 2.7 native
Labeo pangusia Cyprinidae benthopelagic 60 TL 2.7 native
Lepidocephalus guntea Cobitidae demersal 15 TL 3.2 native
Mystus gulio Bagridae demersal 40 TL 4.0 native
Nangra carcharhinoides Sisoridae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Nangra nangra Sisoridae demersal 6 TL 3.0 native
Naziritor chelynoides Cyprinidae benthopelagic 88 TL 3.0 native
Neolissochilus spinulosus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 34 TL 2.8 endemic
Notopterus notopterus Notopteridae demersal 74 TL 3.5 native
Otolithoides pama Sciaenidae benthopelagic 160 TL 3.1 native
Parambassis lala Ambassidae demersal 4 TL 3.2 native
Pinniwallago kanpurensis Siluridae demersal 50 TL 3.9 endemic
Poropuntius clavatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 24 TL 2.9 native
Pristis microdon Pristidae demersal 656 TL 3.9 native
Pseudecheneis sulcata Sisoridae demersal 20 TL 3.0 native
Psilorhynchus sucatio Psilorhynchidae demersal 9 TL 3.0 native
Pterocryptis gangelica Siluridae demersal 20 TL 3.7 native
Puntius conchonius Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Puntius guganio Cyprinidae benthopelagic 8 TL 2.8 native
Raiamas bola Cyprinidae demersal 35 TL 3.0 native
Salmostoma bacaila Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.2 native
Salmostoma phulo Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Salmostoma sardinella Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Schizothoraichthys progastus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 50 TL 2.8 native
Setipinna brevifilis Engraulidae pelagic 32 TL 3.8 native
Setipinna phasa Engraulidae pelagic 40 TL 3.3 native
Sicamugil cascasia Mugilidae demersal 10 TL 3.3 native
Silonia silondia Schilbeidae demersal 180 TL 3.5 native
Sisor rabdophorus Sisoridae demersal 22 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 tor Cyprinidae benthopelagic 52 TL 2.6 native
Xenentodon cancila Belonidae pelagic 40 TL 3.9 native
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