Breitensteinia insignis  Steindachner, 1881

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Akysidae (Stream catfishes) > Parakysinae
More on author: Steindachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 44 - 45. Differentiated from its congeners by the following unique set of characters: eye diameter 1.9-3.2% HL; interorbital distance 19.2-25.1% HL; snout length 28.6-34.1% HL; length of caudal peduncle 33.7-36.5% SL; 44-45 vertebrae; and brown spots on the dorsal and pectoral fins concentrated in a dark band in the distal half (Ref. 45707).

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Asia: Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Sexually dimorphic (Ref. 45707).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, H.H. and D.J. Siebert, 1998. A revision of the akysid catfish genus Breitensteinia Steindachner with descriptions of two new species. J. Fish Biol. 53(3):645-657. (Ref. 45707)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [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):  4.3   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.