Mystus armatus Day, 1865:289



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hypselobagrus armatus Day, 1865:289


Conservation Status

Last record: 1865 or before?

Rediscovered in ?

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern



Kerala (northern), India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Day, F. (1865). On the fishes of Cochin, on the Malabar Coast of India. Part II. Anacanthini. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1865 Part 1: 286-318.


Other references:

Jayaram, K. C. (2010). The Freshwater Fishes of the Indian Region. Narendra Publishing House, Delhi.

Jayaram, K. C. and Sanyal, A. (2003). A taxonomic revision of the fishes of the genus Mystus Scopoli (Family: Bagridae). Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper No. 207, Kolkata.

Kurup, B.M., Radhakrishnan, K.V. and Manojkumar, T.G. (2004). Biodiversity Status of Fishes Inhabiting Rivers of Kerala (South India) With Special Reference to Endemism, Threats and Conservation Measures. In: R.L. Welcomme and T. Petr (eds), Proceedings of the second international symposium on the management of large rivers for fisheries 2: 316. Cambodia.

Kurup, B.M., Radhakrishnan, K.V. and Manojkumar, T.G. (2005). Germplasm inventory evaluation and gene banking of freshwater fishes of India. School of Industrial FIshes, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.

Plamootti, Mathews. (2017). Taxonomic Notes on Mystus Species of Northern Kerala. Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development 6: 6.

Plamootti, Mathews and Abraham, Nelson P. (2014). Rediscovery and redescription of Mystus armatus Day. International Journal of Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture 4(1): 18-21.

Shaji, C. P. (2011). Mystus armatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 07 May 2014.


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