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Humped featherback: Chitala chitala (Hamilton, 1822)

Humped featherback: Chitala chitala

Humped featherback: Chitala chitala

Systematic position Phylum: ChordataClass: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Osteoglossiformes (bonytongues) Family: Notopteridae (featherfin knifefishes or Old World knifefishes) Genus: Chitala Species: C. chitala

Synonyms Mystus chitala Hamilton, 1822 Notopterus chitala Day, 1878

Common names: Chital (Bangladesh); Humped featherback (English); Clown knifefish (Fishbase).

Distribution: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Philippines (Bhuiyan, 1964; Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

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