Wallago attu

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in life, rather uniform silvery, may be olive with golden gloss above, with sides of body dull white; a faint orange-yellow band along lateral line often present. Anal and caudal fins somewhat dusky.

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Submission Date :2012-11-01

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It is esteemed as food by the poorer classes.It is rather sluggish and stays at the bottom of water in search of food. handled it bites strongly as it has a huge mouth with formidable jaws, armed with bands of conical teeth. Due to its rich oil content it

UAS, Bengaluru Language: English
Submission Date :2012-11-01

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Body elongate and compressed. Eyes small. Mouth wide, its gape extends posteriorly to beyond eyes. Barbels two pairs; maxillary pair long, extend posteriorly to well beyond origin of anal fin, the mandibular pair much shorter, about as long as snout. Dors

UAS, Bengaluru Language: English
Submission Date :2012-11-01

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Warm Water

UAS, Bengaluru Language: English
Submission Date :2012-11-01

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