Bagarius rutilus  Ng & Kottelat, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes) > Sisorinae
Etymology: Bagarius: From the local name Vaghari, in Calcuta (Ref. 45335);  rutilus: From the Latin rutilus, meaning red, a reference to the orange fins in life and an allusion to the type locality (Red river)..   More on author: Kottelat.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13; Vertebrae: 42 - 43. Can be differentiated from its congeners in the combination of following characters: skin heavily keratinized, cranium and interneural covered with numerous large, elongate tubercles, supraoccipital and interneural without sharp ridges, skin above neural spines anterior and posterior to adipose fin never forming distinct ridges, slender elongate neural spines, elliptical eyes, body depth at anus 11.0-12.3 %SL, head width 20.3-21.7 %SL, snout length 51.4-54.7 %HL, eye diameter 4.1-8.1 %HL; 12-13 pectoral-fin rays; caudal fin with 8-9 rays; 23-24 preanal vertebrae; adipose fin with short base and angular dorsal margin; dark yellow on dorsal and lateral surfaces of head and body, fading to light yellow on ventral region; dorsal surfaces of head and body with three darkly pigmented (brown) bands or blotches; a few small brown spots irregularly distributed throughout lighter parts of body; light yellow fins with a variable pattern of small brown spots distributed irregularly, orange fins in life (Ref. 37037). Adipose origin in front or above anal fin origin; longitudinal diameter of eye 12-24 times in HL (Ref. 43281).

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Asia: Nam Xam and Nam Ma basins in Laos and Red River basin in Viet Nam and Yunnan, China.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2000. Descriptions of three new species of catfishes (Teleostei: Akysidae and Sisoridae) from Laos and Vietnam. J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):7-15. (Ref. 37037)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (71 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.