Category: Fishes | Resource

Conta catfish, Conta conta (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Siluriformes (Catfishes) Superfamily: Sisoroidea Family: Erethistidae (Erethistid catfishes) Genus: Conta Species: C. conta

Synonyms Conta elongata (Day, 1872) Erethistes elongata (Day, 1872) Hara conta (Hamilton, 1822) Hara elongata Day, 1872 Pimelodus conta Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Conta catfish India: Bot-tengara and Kutkant (West Bengal) (Tawlar and Jhingran, 1991).

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005); India (base of Himalaya in the …read more