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Belodontichthys dinema  (Bleeker, 1851)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Etymology: Belodontichthys: Greek, belos, -eos = any projectile + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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

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Asia: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Reports from the Mekong River basin are misidentifications of Belodontichthys truncatus.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40801)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal soft rays: 85 - 96. Strongly compressed head and body. Upturned snout, profile concave above the eye. Dorsal small. Corner of mouth below eye level. Pectoral longer than head. Caudal fin with upper lobe slightly longer than lower lobe (Ref. 7050).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Roberts, T.R., 1989. The freshwater fishes of Western Borneo (Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia). Mem. Calif. Acad. Sci. 14:210 p. (Ref. 2091)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00350 - 0.00989), b=2.91 (2.76 - 3.06), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (65 of 100) .