Bagarius yarrelli

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Bagarius yarrelli


Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Sisoridae
Subfamilia: Sisorinae
Genus: Bagarius
Species: Bagarius yarrelli


Bagarius yarrelli (Sykes, 1839: 163)

Holotype: No types known.

Type locality: Mota Mola at Poona, Deccan, India.

Etymology: yarrelli: named for fellow zoologist and friend of the author William Yarrell (1784-1856).


  • Bagarius bagarius (Hamilton 1822)
  • Pimelodus bagarius Hamilton 1822
  • Bagarius yarrellii (Sykes 1839) [misspelling]
  • Bagrus yarrelli Sykes 1839


  • Sykes, W.H. 1839: On the fishes of the Deccan. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London, 1838 (pt 6): 157–165.
  • Shrestha, T.K. 2008: Ichthyology of Nepal. A study of fishes of the Himalayan waters. Himalayan Ecosphere, Kathmandu, Nepal: 389 pp., 72 color plates.
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  • Ng, H.H. 2010: The monophyly and composition of the Asian hillstream catfish family Sisoridae (Teleostei: Siluriformes): evidence from morphology. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 21(3): 247–278.
  • Kottelat, M. 2001: Freshwater fishes of northern Vietnam. A preliminary check-list of the fishes known or expected to occur in northern Vietnam with comments on systematics and nomenclature. Environment and Social Development Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region. The World Bank: i-iii + 1-123 + 1-18, 15 unnumb. color pls.
  • Diogo, R. , M. Chardon & P. Vandewalle 2002: Osteology and myology of the cephalic region and pectoral girdle of Glyptothorax fukiensis (Rendahl, 1925), comparison with other sisorids, and comments on the synapomorphies of the Sisoridae (Teleostei: Siluriformes). Belgian Journal of Zoology, 132(2): 95–103.
  • Kottelat, M. & E. Widjanarti 2005: The fishes of Danau Sentarum National Park and the Kapuas Lakes area, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Suppl. 13: 139–173.
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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Goonch Catfish
ไทย: ปลาแค้ควาย, ปลาแค้ยักษ์
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