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); vicinus: The specific name comes from the Latin adjective vicinus (neighboring), in allusion to the close proximity of distributional ranges it shares with two other congeners (Oreoglanis colurus and Oreoglanis tenuicauda).
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 : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83406)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4 - 5;
Vertebrae: 33 - 37. Belongs to the Oreoglanis delacouri species group as it lacks a distinct median notch on the posterior margin of the lower lip. Can be distinguished from other members of the genus in having the following combination of characters: maxillary barbel with rounded tip, dentary tooth patches separated by approximately one-third to half their width, pectoral fin reaching beyond pelvic-fin origin, body depth at anus 10.0-12.6 % SL, adipose fin confluent with upper procurrent caudal-fin rays, caudal peduncle length 15.1-21.2 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 5.0-6.9 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 2.51-3.80 times in its length and lunate caudal fin with upper and lower first principal ray of approximately the same 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
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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .