Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Pseudobagrus: Greek, pseudes = false + Mozarabic bagre, Greek, pagros = a fish, Dentex sp. (Ref. 45335); gracilis: From the Latin gracilis, meaning slender, in reference to its elongated and thin body form.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56712)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17 - 21;
Vertebrae: 47 - 48. Closely resembles Pseudobagrus adiposalis and P. ussuriensis, but differs in having a large elliptical eye (19.8-24.4% HL), a short maxillary barbel not reaching the posterior margin of the eye, a lightly serrated posterior edge on the second dorsal spine, a caudal fin slightly emarginate with upper lobe slightly longer than lower lobe, frontal concave with a smooth surface, and supraoccipital process short (far from the first basal bone of the dorsal spine) (Ref. 56712).
Inhabits medium to large rivers in lowland areas with rocky substrate and moderate or far current (Ref. 56712).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, J., X. Chen and B.P.L. Chan, 2005. A new species of Pseudobagrus (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Bagridae) from southern China. Zootaxa 1067:49-57. (Ref. 56712)
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=0.00759 (0.00343 - 0.01679), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .