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Pseudecheneis gracilis  Zhou, Li & Yang, 2008

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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);  gracilis: From the Latin adjective gracil (long and slender), in reference to the head smallish making body elongate and tenuous.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Longchuanjiang of the Irrawaddy River drainage in Yunnan, China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74729)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 38. Can be differentiated from Pseudecheneis sulcata in possessing a longer pelvic fin, reaching base of first anal fin ray (vs. not reaching), from Pseudecheneis crassicauda in having longer pectoral fin, reaching origin of pelvic fin (vs. not reaching); from Pseudecheneis serracula in having a shorter adipose fin base (length of adipose fin base 125-166.7% in length of anal fin base vs. larger than 200%); and from Pseudecheneis sympelvica in having separate pelvic fins (vs. fused); from other congeners except Pseudecheneis immaculatus in having a long caudal peduncle (27.5-35.8% SL vs. 20-4-28.3); further from other congeners except Pseudecheneis stenura in having deeper forked of caudal fin, the shortest ray of caudal fin circa 50% of longest ray (vs. 75%). Differs from Pseudecheneis immaculatus in having shorter pectoral fin (27.1-30.6% SL vs. 29.4-38.3), and having yellow spots and patches on the body (vs. lacking); from Pseudecheneis stenura in having a saddle patch at dorsal fin origin (vs. two ovoid, isolated yellow patches on lateral of dorsal fin origin) and further in having shorter head length (head length 14.9-18.6% SL vs. 20.1-23.7, postorbital head length 4.5-5.9% head length vs. 8.5-11.4, body depth 73.9-112.2% head length vs. 67.1-88.5) (Ref. 74729).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Zhou, W., X. Li and Y. Yang, 2008. A review of the catfish genus Pseudecheneis (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) from China, with the description of four new species from Yunnan. Raffles Bull. Zool. 56(1):107-124. (Ref. 74729)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

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  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=0.00589 (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) .