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: Pareuchiloglanis: Greek, para = near + Greek, cheilo = lip + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); prolixdorsalis: Derived from the Latin prolixus (extended), and dorsalis (dorsal), in reference to the longer distance from the end of the dorsal-fin base to the origin of the adipose fin, distinguished from Pareuchiloglanis abbreviatus.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Lancangjiang [Mekong] drainage in China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75856)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Distinguished by the following unique combination of characters: adipose-fin base not confluent with caudal fin (vs. confluent); premaxillary tooth patches appear joined (vs. separate); lower lip connected to base of maxillary barbel by skin flap, without sulcus between them (vs. not connected, with sulcus); 6 upper + 7 lower branched caudal fin rays (vs. 7+8); dorsal fin i-5-6 (vs. i-7); anal fin ii-4 (vs. ii-8); distance between pelvic-fin origin to anal-fin origin longer than distance between pelvic-fin origin to mouth (vs. equal); pectoral fins not reaching origin of pelvic fin (vs. reaching); origin of pelvic fins opposite to end of dorsal-fin base (vs. posterior to end of dorsal fin base); anus nearer to posterior end of pelvic-fin base than to anal-fin origin (vs. nearer to anal-fin origin); long interdorsal, tip of dorsal fin not reaching origin of adipose fin when depressed (vs. reaching); caudal peduncle length 18.2–22.2% SL; caudal peduncle depth 4.5-5.6% SL (Ref. 75856).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, X., W. Zhou, A.W. Thomson, Q. Zhang and Y. Yang, 2007. A review of the genus Pareuchiloglanis (Sisoridae) from the Lancangjiang (Upper Mekong River) with descriptions of two new species from Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 1440:1-19. (Ref. 75856)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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