Harpadon nehereus

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Harpadon nehereus


Taxonavigation: Synodontoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Section: Aulopa
Ordo: Aulopiformes
Subordo: Synodontoidei

Familia: Synodontidae
Genus: Harpadon
Species: Harpadon nehereus


Harpadon nehereus (Hamilton, 1822: 209, 380)

Holotype: No types known.

Type locality: Ganges River mouths, India.


  • Osmerus nehereus Hamilton, 1822
  • Salmo microps Lesueur, 1825: 48, Pl. 3 [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia v. 5 (pt 1).]
  • Saurus ophiodon Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850: 490


  • Hamilton, F. 1822: An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges and its branches. Edinburgh & London: i-vii + 1-405, Pls. 1-39.
  • Khan, R.A. 2003: Fish faunal resources of Sunderban estuarine system with special reference to the biology of some commercially important species. Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Miscellaneous Publication, Occasional Paper, 209: 1–150.
  • Harpadon nehereus in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2024. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 02/2024.

Vernacular names[edit]

বাংলা: লটে মাছ
English: Bombay-duck