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: Euchiloglanis: Greek, eu = good + Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 32°N - 31°N, 103°E - 104°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.3 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 45661); common length : 15.5 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4 - 5. Euchiloglanis kishinouyei differs from E. longibarbatus by having a pointed maxillary barbel, not elongated as a thread, with the tip reaching only to the gill opening (vs. maxillary barbel elongated as a thread, with tip reaching posteriorly beyond gill opening. Euchiloglanis kishinouyei differs from E. davidi, E. longibarbatus and E. longus by lacking indentations in premaxillary tooth band (vs. with indentations). It differs from E. davidi by having the length of the pectoral fin being equal to 75.5–89.6% (vs. 90.5–117.1%) of distance between insertions of pectoral and pelvic fins and further differs from E. davidi and E. longus by having the distance between insertion of pelvic-fin and origin of anus being equal to 81.5–97.5% (vs. 100.0–125.0 and 108.9–140.6% respectively) of distance between insertions of pectoral and pelvic fins. Euchiloglanis kishinouyei differs from E. dorsoarcus and E. phongthoensis by having the anus located midway between the pelvic-fin insertion and the anal-fin origin (vs. the distance from the anus to pelvic-fin insertion equal to about 50% of the distance from the anus to the anal-fin origin) (Ref. 86867).
Asia: China. Known only from the upper Min-Jiang (Yangtze River basin, China) (Ref. 86867).
Inhabits rocky and gravel bed pools in streams (Ref. 12045). Found in mountain rapids (Ref. 41236).
Zhou, W., X. Li and A.W. Thomson, 2011. Two new species of the Glyptosternine catfish genus Euchiloglanis (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from southwest China with redescriptions of E. davidi and E. kishinouyei. Zootaxa 2871:1-18. (Ref. 86867)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
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
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00178 - 0.01174), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .