Rita kuturnee

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Rita kuturnee
Phractocephalus kuturnee Sykes.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Bagridae
Genus: Rita
Species: R. kuturnee
Binomial name
Rita kuturnee
(Sykes, 1839)
Synonyms
  • Phractocephalus kuturnee Sykes, 1839
  • Arius hastatus Valenciennes, 1840
  • Rita hastata (Valenciennes, 1840)
  • Arius pumilus Valenciennes, 1840

Rita kuturnee is a species of bagrid catfish endemic to India where it occurs in the rivers of the Deccan Plateau up to the Krishna River system. It is an inhabitant of large rivers. It grows to a length of 30 cm and is commercially fished for human consumption.

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