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BELIDA

 

 

Family

Notopteridae

Local Name

Belida

English Name

Feather back

Scientific Name

Notopterus sp.

Size

There are two species N. notopterus, silverish in colour and N. chitala, silverish bluish with blue spots or circles at the tail part.

Morphology

The shape is like a sickle with an upward curved tail.

Biology

Mode of reproduction not known. Diet consists of smaller fishes and shrimps

Distribution

Found in rivers and the lake proper.

Economic Importance

A good potential for the aquarium industry, especially the spotted Belida.


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