Can some one tell me that fish we call "Patthar Chatti" is there a another local/indian name for this fish? I was reading up and found out that "Patthar Chatti" is also andother name for Kalbanse in certain parts of North India like Kumaon.
Patthar Chatta on the other hand Glyptothorax annandalei is a small kind of catfish.
Hi Bobby, thank's for resurrecting this amazing thread, was a very good read. The first fish in the thread, greyish is a Labeo dyocheilus, I have seen several specimens both large and small being caught from the Sankosh river flowing down from the Bhutan Hills at Kalikhola, Jalpaiguri District, WB. Locally called Goraiya and as Apoo reported it's Assamese name Xil Ghoria. This is a highly prized table fish upwards of 5xx per kg for specimens over 3 - 5 kg and most often sold off in the local small town market of Barobisha near the WB - Assam state border and similar places.
The other fish with a goldenish hue as rightly pointed out by Bobbychyma is a fish of the upper reaches of the Himalayan watershed. I have encountered these at several places in North Bengal and Sikkim mainly in the Teesta. This to my observations is a Schizothorax possibly richardsoni. Locally called Osala by the hill people like Lepchas and Bhutias. Large specimens can be quite tasty too mainly due to their fat content but not that much by way of flavour.
Pathar Chatta is a name given to small fish of the Balitora genus which have no importance in the food fishery sector. Atleast that's the name used in North Bengal.