Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Clariidae
Etymology: Horaglanis: Taken from mister S.L.Hora, director of Zoological Survey of India + Latin, glanis = a cat fish (Ref. 45335); abdulkalami: Named for the f the former president of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who ignited young minds towards the real world of Science and Technology.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.2 - ?. Tropical
Asia: Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92945)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15. Distinguished by having the following combination of characters: body narrow, elongated, sub-cylindrical, small sized; dorsal fin soft with 21 unbranched rays; anal fin soft with 15 unbranched rays; caudal fin is not confluent with dorsal and anal fins, round in shape and with 28 fin rays (including the procumbent rays); pectoral fin round, highly vestigial and not visible with naked eyes; and a pair of pseudo-tympanic membranes on both lateral sides of the head base, near to the pectoral fin (Ref. 92945)
Collected from a well with pH 7.2, conductivity 180ìS and dissolve oxygen 2mg/l and soft lateriate bottom comprising of small pores and channels (Ref. 92945).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Babu, K.K.S., 2012. Horaglanis abdulkalami, a new hypogean blind catfish (Siluriformes: Clariidae) from Kerala, India. SAMAGRA 8(5):51-56. (Ref. 92945)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00316 - 0.01588), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .