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); abbreviatus: From the Latin adjective abbreviatus (shortened), referring to the abdominal region shorter than other congeners.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mekong [Lancangjiang] and Red River [Lixianjiang] drainages in China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75856)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Can be distinguished by the following unique combination of characters: adipose-fin base not confluent with caudal fin (vs. confluent); premaxillary tooth patches appear joined (vs. separate); lower lip connected to base of maxillary barbel by skin flap, without sulcus between them (vs. not connected, with sulcus); 6 upper + 7 lower branched caudalfin rays (vs. 7+8); dorsal fin i-5 (vs. i-7); anal fin ii-3 (vs. ii-8); pelvic-fin origin to anal-fin origin distance shorter than pelvic-fin origin to mouth distance (vs. equal); pectoral fin extending beyond pelvic-fin origin (vs. not reaching); origin of pelvic fin anterior to end of dorsal-fin base (vs. opposite to or posterior to end of dorsal-fin base); anus nearer to posterior end of pelvic-fin base than anal-fin origin (vs. nearer to anal-fin origin); anal-fin origin nearer to posterior end of pelvic-fin base than to caudal-fin base (vs. nearer to caudal-fin base); short interdorsal, tip of dorsal-fin reaching origin of adipose fin when depressed (vs. not reaching); snout length 49.1-52.9% HL; predorsal length 26.1-27.8% SL; head length 25.7-28.0% SL; head width 26.8- 27.2% SL; caudal peduncle length 22.4-26.2% SL; and caudal peduncle depth 4.8-6.6% SL (Ref. 75856).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Li, X., W. Zhou, A.W. Thomson, Q. Zhang and Y. Yang, 2007. A review of the genus Pareuchiloglanis (Sisoridae) from the Lancangjiang (Upper Mekong River) with descriptions of two new species from Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 1440:1-19. (Ref. 75856)
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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .