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Himalayan olyra, Olyra kempi Chaudhuri, 1912

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Family: Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes) Genus: Olyra Species: O. kempi

Common/local names English: Himalayan olyra India: Botsinghi (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991)

Distributions: Bangladesh, India and Myanmar (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000). At present this species is rare in Bangladesh (Rahman, 2005).

Morphology: Body elongated and deeply compressed. Mouth terminal and upper jaw …read more