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Nandus nandus (Hamilton, 1822)
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Nandus nandus, Gangetic leaffish : fisheries, aquarium
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Nandus nandus ( Hamilton , 1822 )

Gangetic leaffish Upload your photos  and  videos
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Teleostei (teleosts) > Anabantiformes (Gouramies, snakeheads) > Nandidae (Asian leaffishes)
Etymology: Nandus: 'Nandus' is a Bengali local name, but it lacks a proper reference; ‘nanda’ is a Bengali fish name but probably for a different species (J. Müller, pers. comm., April 2021, after information from native speakers) .
More on author: Hamilton .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 6 - 8. Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672 ); 38°N - 5°N

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Asia: Pakistan to Thailand.

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Maturity: L m 9.1   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur frequently in ditches and inundated fields. Common in summer months when it is collected from dried-up beds of tanks, beels, bheries and others. Found most commonly in standing or sluggish waters of lakes, reservoirs or canals (Ref. 12693 ). Feed on aquatic insects and fishes (Ref. 12693 ). A high-prized fish and sold fresh.

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Produces up to 300 eggs.

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Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran , 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, i-xxii + 543-1158, 1 pl. (Ref. 4833 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 12 October 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5098   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00899 - 0.01536), b=3.03 (2.95 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.9   ±0.63 se; based on food items. Generation time: 1.6 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100). Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown . Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 367 [141, 931] mg/100g; Iron = 1.06 [0.51, 2.27] mg/100g; Protein = 16.6 [15.2, 18.1] %; Omega3 = 0.321 [0.178, 0.566] g/100g; Selenium = 43.8 [14.9, 125.6] μg/100g; VitaminA = 42 [11, 157] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.69 [1.08, 2.64] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.

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