Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Erethistidae
(South Asian river catfishes)
Etymology: Erethistoides: Greek, erethizo = that irritates + Greek, suffix oides = similar (Ref. 45335); senkhiensis: Named for its type locality, Senkh stream; an adjective.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79562)
This species was collected at low depth (15-35 cm) in moderately clear water as well as in turbid running water over pebbles, cobbles, concrete of variable colors and sand particles using a 3 m diameter cast net with 8 mm meshes (Ref. 79562).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tamang, L., S. Chaudhry and D. Choudhury, 2008. Erethistoides senkhiensis, a new catfish (Teleostei: Erethistidae) from India. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(2):185-191. (Ref. 79562)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .