Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Oreoglanis: Greek, oreos = mountain+Greek, glanis = Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); hypsiurus: Specific name from the Greek hypos which means high, and oura which means tail, in reference to the relatively deeper caudal peduncle compared to O. delacouri.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Mekong basin in Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4 - 5;
Vertebrae: 40 - 42. Can be differentiated from its congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: lower lip lacking a median notch and having a posterior margin with lobulate projections, lunate caudal fin with elongate, strap-like lower principal ray in mature males, gill slit arched, nasal barbel reaching about half of the distance to the eye, presence of a pale elliptical patch on sides of body below adipose fin, male genital papilla located immediately behind the anus in a depression terminating posteriorly with a straight transverse wall, caudal peduncle 6.1-7.1 times longer than deep, length of caudal peduncle 18.7-21.7% SL, depth of caudal peduncle 2.7-3.6% SL, post-adipose distance 8.6-11.6% SL, snout length 57.9-61.2% HL, eye diameter 8.6-10.0% HL, interorbital distance 23.7-27.2% HL and maxillary barbel with rounded tip (Ref. 37793); lower caudal lobe with a long ribbon-like extension in male (Ref. 43281).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and W.J. Rainboth, 2001. A review of the sisorid catfish genus Oreoglanis (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) with descriptions of four new species. Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich. (732):1-34. (Ref. 44353)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00293 - 0.01185), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .