CLASSIFICATION OF CATLA CATLA

Phylum :- CHORDATA ( Notochord and dorsal tubular nerve cord present and gill-slits present).

Group :- CRANIATA ( Cranium with brain present ).

Subphylum :- VERTEBRATA (Vertebral column present ).

Division :- GNATHOSTOMATA ( Jaws and paired appendages present ).

Super class :- PISCES (Paired fins , gills and skin with scales)

Class :- OSTEICHTHYES ( Bony fishes ).

SUB-CLASS :- ACTINOPTYERGII ( Ray finned fish ).

SUPER ORDER :- TELEOISTEI ( Bony fish proper).

Order :- CYPRINIFORMES ( Anterior vertebrae fused. Webrian ossicles present between air bladder and ear).

GENUS :- Catla

SPECIES :- catla

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

  • Catla Catla is Found in northern India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Indonesia.

HABIT AND HABITAT

  • Catla Catla Fish inhabits lakes and fresh-water.  

CATLA CATLA

GENERAL CHARACTERSTICS OF CATLA CATLA

  • Commonly called as Bhakur in Hindi.
  • Fish measures 20 – 30 cm in length and width 4 to 5 cm.
  • Pigmentation grayish on dorsal side and silvery white on lower side of the abdomen. Fins dark black. Dorsal profile convex.
  • Scales moderate with six and half rows between lateral line and the base of ventral fin.
  • Body divided into head, trunk and tail.
  • Head contains wide mouth and eyes
  • Eyes found in the anterior half of the head, Mouth wide with prominent lower jaw.
  • Barbels absent. Fins are dorsal, pectoral, anal and caudal.
  • Dorsal fin slightly adverse than ventral fin. Pectoral fin located behind ventral fin which does not extend upto the caudal fin

ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE

Catla Catla has great food value, fonning common man’s food. The flesh is very delicious.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Mouth does not contain teeth. Teeth are found in pharynx only.

IDENTIFICATION

This fish has wide mouth and above features, hence it is Catla catla.

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REFERENCES

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