|Etroplus Canarensis - Photo Feature
The search for the rarest Indian Cichlid
An IAH team went in search of the Indian Cichlid, Etroplus Canarensis. Here is a photo feature story of that trip.
Early morning start at 5 am from Metro, Yelahanka, Bangalore.
Breakfast on the way, at Kamat Uppachaar restuarant, close to Hassan.
The bridge few kilometers before Subramanya, a small temple town about 60 kms from Mangalore, on the Western Ghats. We reached this spot at about 11:30 am.
Markings on the bridge.
View from the bridge. This is where E Canarensis lives. The IAH team is already on the job, looking for Canarensis.
Another view of the same area. Notice how concentrated these guys are on finding the fish ?
Still looking ...
And looking ... No Canarensis yet!
Well, let's try the net.
In the meantime, Nayak & Co have located the first E Canarensis shoal !
Not much luck at this spot till now.
Yes. Positive ID. It's indeed E Canarensis!
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