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Founa in Sri Lanka

Mystus cavasius

  Order Siluriformes
  Family Bagridae
  Genus Mystus
  Species M. cavasius
  Binomial name Mystus cavasius
  Local Name Gangetic mystus
  Status native
  Conservation
  Description

Mystus is a genus of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Bagridae. Mystus is poorly diagnosed. Macrones had previously been used by earlier authors, but this generic name was preoccupied in Coleoptera. Phylogenetic relationships within this genus are poorly understood, though it has been suggested that there are two major lineages. It was confirmed in 2005 that this genus is paraphyletic.

Mystus species originate from South and Southeast Asia.

Mystus is a diverse group of small- to medium-sized catfishes.