Garo spineless eel

The Garo spineless eel, Garo khajuriai, is a species of earthworm eel endemic to India. It belongs to the monotypic genus Garo.[3] It is demersal and lives in fresh water[3]

Garo spineless eel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Chaudhuriidae
Genus: Garo
Yazdani & Talwar, 1981
G. khajuriai
Binomial name
Garo khajuriai
(Talwar, Yazdani & Kundu, 1977)[2]


This species is found in the Garo Hills in Meghalaya and in the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, India.[3]


  1. ^ Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. (2009). "Garo khajuriai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009: e.T166489A6220119. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T166489A6220119.en.
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  3. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Garo khajuriai" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  • Kullander, S.O., R. Britz and F. Fang. (2000). Pillaia kachinica, a new chaudhuriid fish from Myanmar, with observations on the genus Garo (Teleostei: Chaudhuriidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(4):327-334.