Etroplus canarensis Day, 1877

Canara pearl spot, Canara pearlspot



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1987 (Menon et al., 1993)



Western Ghats, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Day, F. (1877). Geographical distribution of Indian freshwater fishes—Part I. The Acanthopterygii, spiny-rayed Teleostean fishes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 13: 1-132. doi:


Other references:

Joseph, Joelin et al. (2019). A Preliminary Investigation on the Population Genetic Structure of Etroplus canarensis Day, 1877 of the Western Ghats, India. Asian Fisheries Science 32: 190-195. doi:

Menon, A.G.K., Rema Devi, K., Burgess, W.E. 1993. On the rediscovery of Etroplus canarensis Day. Tropical Fish Hobbyist 41(7): 146-149.


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