November 01, 2022
A new catfish species that belongs to the genus Pangasius was discovered in the Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR). The discovery was made when the team visited the dam to conduct a study on the different species of catfish found in the Kaveri River. Named Icaria, after the organisation that made its discovery, this species is edible and popular among locals.
Did You Know?
Certain catfish species have the ability to breathe through their skin.
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