Conta conta (Hamilton 1822),

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Conta conta (Hamilton 1822)


Conta conta (Hamilton 1822)  ZBK 

Pimelodus conta Hamilton 1822  ZBK  : 191, 378. Type locality: Mahamanda River [Ganges drainage], ne. Bengal . No types known. 

Hara elongata Day 1872  ZBK  : 704. Type locality: Stream near Garrow Hills , Meghalaya, India. Holotype: ZSI 436.  Synonymized with Conta conta  ZBK  by Hora (1950).

Distribution: Ganges and Brahmaputra drainages, India and Bangladesh (Hora, 1950 (in part); Tilak, 1987; Ataur Rahman, 1989; Jayaram, 1999 (in part?); Ng, 2005b). Prashad & Mukerji (1929) reported this species from Indawgyi Lake, Irrawaddy drainage, but this is likely a misidentification of Erethistes filamentosus  .