Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Bagrichthys: Mozarabic, bagre, taken from Greek, pagros = a fish (Dentex sp.) (Ref. 45335); obscurus: Specific epithet from the Latin obscurus, meaning indistinct, in reference to the uniform brown color of the fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Chao Phraya, Bang Pakong and Mekong drainages in Indochina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38653)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 10;
Vertebrae: 45 - 47. A relatively small and narrow mouth opening; extremely reduced oral dentition; relatively short dorsal-fin spine with 15 or fewer serrae; both inner and outer mandibular barbels crenulated; a slender body (body depth at anus 15.1-18.4% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 6.7-8.3% SL); a short adipose fin base (length 43.3-48.9% SL); the genital papilla in males touching the base of the first anal-fin ray; a uniformly brown body without both a pale midlateral stripe and pale blotches on the sides of the body.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 1999. Bagrichthys obscurus, a new species of bagrid catfish from Indochina (Teleostei: Bagridae). Rev. Biol. Trop. 47(3):545-552. (Ref. 38653)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00432 - 0.02113), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 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 (40 of 100) .