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Erethistoides sicula  Ng, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Erethistidae (South Asian river catfishes)
Etymology: Erethistoides: Greek, erethizo = that irritates + Greek, suffix oides = similar (Ref. 45335);  sicula: From the Latin sicula, meaning dagger, in reference to the short pectoral spines of this species. Used as a noun.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: known from the Mansai River drainage, itself a tributary of the Brahmaputra River in northern West Bengal state in India (Ref. 54978).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54978)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 29 - 31. Erethistoides sicula differs from both E. montana and E. pipri in having a longer caudal peduncle (19.6–22.3% SL vs. 14.4–18.4) and shorter pectoral spine (14.6–28.0% SL vs. 30.7–32.1). It further differs from E. montana in having a dorsally projecting bony splint on the opercle immediately posterior to its articular facet with the hyomandibula (vs. splint absent; Fig. 2) and from E. pipri in having a more slender head (13.4–15.1% SL vs. 16.4).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ng, H.H., 2005. Erethistoides sicula, a new catfish (Teleostei: Erethistidae) from India. Zootaxa 1021:1-12. (Ref. 54978)

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 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00161 - 0.01080), b=3.05 (2.82 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .