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Sisor rabdophorus  Hamilton, 1822

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes) > Sisorinae
Etymology: Sisor: Local name for the fish in Bengal and Bihar.   More on author: Hamilton.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 6. Lateral line ossicles 66-70; pectoral spine with serrations on the anterior (27-29) and posterior (6-15) edges. Can be differentiated from Sisor chennuah and Sisor torosus in having a more slender body (body depth at anus 5-5.4% vs. 5.6-7.8) and from Sisor rheophilus in possessing a smaller eye (9.4-12.2% HL vs. 13.2-16.3) and a shorter snout (53.9-55.7% HL vs. 56.2-60.3) (Ref. 55921).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Reported from Nepal (Ref. 9496).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits streams with sandy bottom and strong currents (Ref. 1479).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, H.H., 2003. A revision of the south Asian sisorid catfish genus Sisor (Teleostei: Siluriformes). J. Nat. Hist. 37:2871-2883.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [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 BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.