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); laciniosus: Named from the Latin adjective laciniosus, meaning cut according to a pattern, indented. This is in reference to the lobulate posterior margin of the lower lip, one diagnostic feature of this species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Mae Sa Nga drainage, a tributary of the Salween River in western Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83406)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5 - 7;
Vertebrae: 35. Belongs to the Oreoglanis siamensis species group as it possesses a distinct
median notch on the posterior margin of the lower lip. Can be distinguished from other members of the genus in having a combination of the following characters: short nasal barbel reaching to midway between its base and anterior orbital margin, maxillary barbel with rounded tip, lobulate projections on posterior margin of lower lip, snout length 56.4-63.0 % HL, interorbital distance 23.9-28.1 % HL, eye diameter 9.6-12.9 % HL, dorsal to adipose distance 14.4-16.0 % SL, adipose fin separate from upper procurrent caudal-fin rays, caudal peduncle length 21.7-27.1 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 3.5-4.1 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 5.55-7.53 times in its length, and emarginate caudal fin (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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