Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Schilbeidae
Etymology: Platytropius: Greek, platys = flat + Greek, tropis = keel, in reference to the compressed body of the fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Nujiang River in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87003)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from closely related species Platytropius longianalis by the following characters: gill rakers 14; origin of dorsal fin beyond ventral fin, but not opposite; vomerine tooth and palatine tooth are separate in the shape of the latter, but not joined in the shape of half moon; mouth terminal, not mouth subinferior; maxillary barbels shorter, terminate before origin of anal fin, not behind the middle of anal fin (Ref. 87003).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
He, J.-C., K.-W. Huang and H. Li, 1995. On numerical classification of fishes of the genus Platytropius with descriptions of one new species. Journal of Yunnan University (Natural Science) 17(3):278-283. (Ref. 87003)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00276 - 0.01257), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (36 of 100) .