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); stenura: Derived from the Greek stenos (narrow) and oura (tail), in reference to its extremely narrow caudal peduncle.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Longchuanjiang, a tributary of the Irrawaddy River in China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57830)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 12;
Vertebrae: 37 - 40. Can be separated from different species of the genus Pseudecheneis by having the following characters: pelvic fin reaching base of the first anal-fin ray (vs. not reaching in Pseudecheneis sulcata); pectoral fin reaching origin of pelvic fin (vs. not reaching in Pseudecheneis crassicauda; length of adipose- fin base 125-166.7% in length of anal-fin base (vs. longer than 200% in Pseudecheneis serracula); separate pelvic fins (vs. fused in Pseudecheneis sympelvica); thoracic apparatus with 15-19 transverse ridges/laminae (vs. 9-13 in Pseudecheneis paviei); deeper forked caudal fin, shortest ray of caudal fin circa 50% of longest ray (vs. 75% in other congeners, except Pseudecheneis gracilis). Distinguished from Pseudecheneis gracilis in having the following features: two ovoid yellow patches on dorsal fin (vs. a saddle patch); head length 20.1-23.7% SL (vs. 14.9-18.6); postorbital head length 8.5-11.4% in head length (vs. 4.5-5.9); and body depth 67.1-88.5% in head length (vs. 73.9-112.2%). Other useful distinguishing characters include the following: premaxillary tooth band semicircular and two or four teeth along its outer edge; body covered with dense, rounded tubercles distributed irregularly; tubercles decreasing in density gradually from occipital to caudal peduncle with almost no tubercles; and vertebrae 39 (Ref. 74729).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2006. The identity of Pseudecheneis sulcata (M'Clelland, 1842), with descriptions of two new species of rheophilic catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Nepal and China. Zootaxa 1254:45-68. (Ref. 57830)
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
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .