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: Oreoglanis: Greek, oreos = mountain+Greek, glanis = Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); colurus: comes from the
The specific name comes from the Greek ????????, me (bobtailed or stumptailed), in reference to the short caudal peduncle of this species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: upper reaches of the Nan River drainage, itself a tributary of the Chao Phraya River in northern Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83406)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Belongs to the Oreoglanis delacouri species group which lacks a distinct median notch on the posterior margin of the lower lip. Can be distinguished from other members of the genus by the following combination characters: maxillary barbel with pointed tip, dentary tooth patches separated by approximately one-quarter their width, tip of pectoral fin in contact with pelvic-fin origin, caudal peduncle length 13.0-15.0 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 5.2-6.6 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 2.15-2.86 times in its length, and a lunate caudal fin with upper and lower first principal rays of approximately equal length (Ref. 83406).
Occurs in rocky, fast-flowing streams (Ref. 83406).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vidthayanon, C., P. Saenjundaeng and H.H. Ng, 2009. Eight new species of the torrent catfish genus Oreoglanis (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Thailand. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 20(2):127-156. (Ref. 83406)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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