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: Pseudecheneis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, echein = to hold + Greek, nays = ship; remora, suckling fish; 1774 (Ref. 45335); serracula: Derived from the Latin serraculum, meaning rudder, in reference to the large adipose fin of this species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 8.0 - 8.5; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 55391), usually 0 - ? m (Ref. 55391). Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Karnali and Gandaki drainages in Nepal.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55391)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 36 - 38. Distinguished from its congeners by possessing a unique combination of the following characters: 36-38 vertebrae, strongly elevated neural spines of the last 2-3 preanal and first 6-7 postanal vertebrae, length of adipose-fin base 26.8-30.4% SL, pelvic fins reaching the base of the first anal-fin ray and the presence of pale spots on the body (Ref. 55391).
Found in broad and shallow, well-oxygenated riffles with swift water velocities over rocky substrate (Ref. 55391). Feeds on aquatic insects (Ref. 55391). May spawn in upper reaches of rivers, then migrate downstream following spawning season (Ref. 55391).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and D.R. Edds, 2005. Two new species of Pseudecheneis, rheophilic catfishes (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Nepal. Zootaxa 1047:1-19. (Ref. 55391)
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=0.00550 (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
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .