Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Pareuchiloglanis: Greek, para = near + Greek, cheilo = lip + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); nebulifer: From the Latin nebula, meaning cloud, and ferre, meaning to bear, in reference to the cream patches on the dorsal surface of the body. More on authors: Ng & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Nam Xam and Nam Ma basins in Laos; expected to occur in adjacent areas of Viet Nam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. Can be differentiated from Pareuchiloglanis macrotrema and P. poilanei in having a unique combination of the following characters: preanal distance 73.0-73.4 %SL, adipose fin length 28.3-30.9 %SL, caudal peduncle depth 5.7-7.7 %SL, head length 22.5-23.8 %SL, head width 18.2-19.6 %SL, interorbital distance 29.3-35.6 %HL, and adipose fin not contiguous with caudal fin; caudal fin with 7+7-8 rays; brown on dorsal and lateral surfaces of head and body, light yellow on ventral region; dorsal surfaces of head and body with a series of small light-yellow patches; dorsal and caudal fins brown; dorsal surfaces of pectoral and pelvic fins brown, with anal fin and ventral surfaces of pectoral and pelvic fins light yellow; in life, reddish brown with yellowish belly, body markings yellowish brown (Ref. 37037).
Found in small cascading creeks in forest (Ref. 37037).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2000. Descriptions of three new species of catfishes (Teleostei: Akysidae and Sisoridae) from Laos and Vietnam. J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):7-15. (Ref. 37037)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00308 - 0.01483), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .