Rare variety of cavefish found in Thrissur
Pudukkad (Thrissur): A rare variety of cavefish (fish that lives in groundwater) was spotted in Cheruval here. The fish known as ‘new blind catfish’ that belongs to Horaglanis genus was found in the well at the residence of Ayyanchira native Shaji.
On seeing the different shape and bright red colour of the fish, Shaji informed the officials of National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources in Kochi.
The authorities arrived at the place and confirmed that the fish belongs to Horaglanis family. Only five fish of this type were found from Kerala so far. The fish was handed over to National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources for further research.