Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Schilbeidae
Etymology: Eutropiichthys: Greek, eutropheia = well fed + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; pelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94839); max. published weight: 1.4 kg (Ref. 4833)
Found in rivers, canals and tidal waters. Feed on small fish and insects. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). An excellent food fish.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00511 - 0.00854), b=2.96 (2.89 - 3.03), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.63 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 351 [152, 808] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.79 [0.39, 1.64] mg/100g ; Protein = 15.7 [14.0, 17.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.435 [0.189, 0.940] g/100g ; Selenium = 54.1 [23.4, 134.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 25.3 [9.2, 68.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.64 [1.13, 2.42] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.