Pseudecheneis sympelvica  Roberts, 1998

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Pseudecheneis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, echein = to hold + Greek, nays = ship; remora, suckling fish; 1774 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Mekong basin in central Laos.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38419)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 35. Pelvic fins united medially for their entire length, except for a small notch distally. Pelvic fins widely separated to base in all other Pseudecheneis. Outer ray of pelvic fin with unculi in lamellae on both dorsal and ventral surfaces. Transverse lamellae in thoracic adhesive disc 14 (versus 9-12 in P. paviei, 8-13 in P. intermedius, 13-20 in P. sulcatoides, 14-20 in P. sulcatus, 14-21 in P. immaculatus, and 20 or 21 in P. tchangi). Vertebrae in caudal peduncle (entirely posterior to anal fin base) 10.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Roberts, T.R., 1998. Pseudecheneis sympelvicus, a new species of rheophilic sisorid catfish from Laos (Mekong basin). Raffles Bull. Zool. 46(2):289-292. (Ref. 38419)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00236 - 0.01278), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .