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); sudarai: Named for the late Surapol Sudara, a Thai marine biologist who was prominent in raising awareness in conservation of aquatic environments in Thailand.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: upper reaches of the Ping River drainage, itself a tributary of the Chao Phraya River in northern Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83406)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5 - 6;
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. 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: long nasal barbel reaching to anterior orbital margin, maxillary barbel with pointed tip, tip of pectoral fin not reaching pelvic-fin origin, caudal peduncle length 16.7-22.6 % SL, eye diameter 9.8-14.3 % HL, and an 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
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=0.00589 (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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .