Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
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Brief Note on Catla catla and its Ecological Importance

Teferi Chalchisa

 The Catla catla fish, commonly known as the Indian Carp or Catla, is a species that has captured the attention of fish enthusiasts and researchers alike [1]. This freshwater fish, native to South Asia, boasts an impressive range of shapes and sizes, making it a captivating subject for exploration. In this article, we will delve into the various types and characteristics of Catla catla, shedding light on its intriguing diversity and formal significance [2]. Belonging to the carp family (Cyprinidae), the Catla catla species possesses a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from other fish. These herbivorous creatures are known for their large, upturned mouths that facilitate filter feeding, enabling them to consume algae and plankton effectively [3]. Their sleek, streamlined bodies, marked by a silver hue, reflect their ability to swiftly navigate through freshwater ecosystems. One of the most intriguing aspects of Catla catla is its diverse range of shapes. The species exhibits variations in body proportions, head size, and fin structure [4]. While some individuals may have elongated bodies with a more pronounced head, others possess a deeper body and a comparatively smaller head. These shape variations not only contribute to the fish's aesthetic appeal but also serve functional purposes, such as adaptation to different aquatic habitats.

Received Date: 2023-01-02

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