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Mystus catapogon  Plamoottil, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335);  catapogon: Name from the Greek word catapogon, meaning long-bearded, in reference to the long maxillary and mandibular barbels of this species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Kerala, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 108436)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11. Mystus catapogon is distinguished from other species of Mystus by having the following characters: yellowish body without any stripes; black triangular mark outside operculum; long and shallow cephalic groove divided into two peripheral fontanelles; occipital process short, not reaching base of dorsal fin; shorter snout; maxillary barbels very long, reaching behind caudal fin base; nasal barbels reaching a little behind occiput and almost as long as head; and longer outer mandibular barbels reaching nearly base of pelvic-fin origin and inner mandibular barbels extending to the middle of pectoral fin. It further differs from its congeners by having elongated rays on dorsal fin which is higher than the body (Ref. 108436).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits small stream (Ref. 108436).

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Plamoottil, M., 2016. Mystus catapogon, a new catfish (Siluriformes: Bagridae) species from Kerala, India. J. Res. Biol. 6(2):1967-1976. (Ref. 108436)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00265 - 0.01370), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .