International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 5

Study of the species Hemibagrus maydelli (Rössel) from Krishna river in Mahabubnagar district, India

Author(s): B. Laxmappa, D. Venkata Siva Narayana

Abstract: Krishna mystus, Hemibagrus maydelli is a giant catfish was investigated from 2012 to 2014. Documentation of this species in Krishna river is scanty. The paper describes a wide range of traditional as well as modernized fishing gears used by subsistence and professional fishers in the river Krishna to catch this fish. The present account is an attempt to document the occurrence and abundance of this esteemed food catfish in the entire stretch of the Krishna river in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana state, India.

Fig: Krishna mystus (Hemibagrus maydelli)

Fig: Krishna mystus (Hemibagrus  maydelli)

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