Mathews Plamoottil

Department of Zoology, BJM Govt. College, Chavara, Kollam-691583 (India)


Mystus keletius Valenciennes31 has been placed in synonymy with M. vittatus (Bloch, 1794) and M. armatus Day6. An examination of Topotypic specimens of M. keletius shows however, that it exhibits many distinct differences from Mystus vittatus and M. armatus. Mystus keletius is taxonomically analyzed and resurrected from its synonymy with congeners.

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