Awaous Motla : Edible Freshwater Fish
A group of scientists discovered an edible freshwater fish available in the markets of western Odisha.
- Awaous Motla is a fish with a vibrant yellow-coloured body and a fleshy upper lip.
- It was collected from the Mahanadi River.
- The discovery was made during the ongoing research project funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Odisha government.
- The species belongs to the family ‘Awaous’ (Oxudercidae) and is thus named ‘Awaous motla.