Silver hatchet chela

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Silver hatchet chela
Perilampus atpar Mintern 151.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Chela
Species: C. cachius
Binomial name
Chela cachius
(F. Hamilton, 1822)[2]
  • Chela atpar Hamilton, 1822
  • Cyprinus atpar Hamilton, 1822
  • Cyprinus cachius Hamilton, 1822
  • Leuciscus anastoma Swainson, 1839
  • Paradanio elegans Day, 1867
  • Perilampus macropodus Jerdon, 1849
  • Perilampus psilopteromus McClelland, 1839

The silver hatchet chela (Chela cachius) is a danionins fish in the family Cyprinidae. Endemic in South Asia, it is found in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.[3]


  1. ^ Dahanukar, N. (2010). "Chela cachius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Chela cachius" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  3. ^ Knight, J.D.M. & Rema Devi, K. (2014): Chela macrolepis, a new species of cyprinid fish from southern India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (2): 159-166.