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); longipectoralis: Derived from the Latin adjectives long (long) and pectoralis (pectoral fin), in reference to pectoral fin longer and extending to pelvic fin base.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: middle Nujiang (Salween) River drainage in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74729)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 35. Differs from Pseudecheneis sulcata in possessing longer pelvic fin, reaching base of first anal fin ray (vs. not reaching); and from Pseudecheneis crassicauda in having longer pectoral fin, reaching origin of pelvic fin (vs. not reaching); from Pseudecheneis serracula in having 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). Can be differentiated from other congeners except Pseudecheneis immaculatus in having longer pectoral fin (28.7-38.1% SL vs. 24.5-35.9), extending to pelvic fin (vs. not extending); and differs from P. immaculatus in having yellow spots or patches on the body (vs. lacking ) (Ref. 74729).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
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 ±0.4 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) .