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: nubila: The specific epithet comes from the Latin adjective nubila, meaning cloudy. This name is used in reference to the relatively mottled appearance in some individuals of this species (Ref. 93571).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South East Asia: India. Known from the Kaladan River drainage in southern Mizoram (Ref. 93571).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107791)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Pseudolaguvia nubila differs from congeners except for P. austrina, P. kapuri, P. spicula, P. virgulata and P. viriosa in having a deeper caudal peduncle (9.1–11.1% SL vs. 5.0–9.0) and a combination of the following characters: head width 19.7–21.0% SL, dorsal-spine length 16.4–19.3% SL, pectoral-spine length 18.1– 22.0% SL, pelvic-fin length 15.8–18.5% SL, and body depth at anus 13.9–17.1% SL. It is distinguished from P. austrina in having a mottled brown body with yellowish bands (vs. uniform pale brown body), a weakly projecting snout in which the premaxillary teeth are barely exposed (vs. a strongly projecting snout in which the premaxillary teeth are almost entirely exposed) when the mouth is closed, a larger eye (10.8–14.0% HL vs. 4.4–8.1), fewer serrations on the anterior edge of the pectoral spine (7–8 vs. 17–19), a shorter dorsal to adipose distance (13.1– 16.8% SL vs. 29.5–32.7) and longer caudal peduncle (15.7–20.2% SL vs. 8.8–14.7); and from P. kapuri in having a smooth (vs. serrated) anterior edge of the dorsal spine, a shorter adipose-fin base (14.2–15.9% SL vs. 17.1–18.9), and narrower head (19.7–21.7% SL vs. 23.4–24.0), and from P. spicula in having longer dorsal- (16.4–19.3% SL vs. 11.6–14.3) and pectoral-fin (18.1–22.0% SL vs. 15.7–17.4) spines and fewer serrations (7–8 vs. 9–15) on the anterior edge of the pectoral spine. Pseudolaguvia nubila differs from P. virgulata in having shorter dorsal- (16.4– 19.3% SL vs. 21.5–24.0) and pectoral-fin (18.1–22.0% SL vs. 28.5–29.1) spines, a smooth (vs. serrated) anterior edge of the dorsal-fin spine, the presence of pale vertical bands (vs. pale longitudinal stripes) on the flanks and the absence (vs. presence) of a pale Y-shaped marking on the dorsal surface of the head and supraoccipital process, and from P. viriosa in having shorter dorsal- (16.4–19.3% SL vs. 23.4–29.0) and pectoral-fin (18.1–22.0% SL vs. 26.9– 32.9) spines. (Ref. 93571).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., Lalramliana, S. Lalronunga and Lalnuntluanga, 2013. Pseudolaguvia nubila, a new sisorid catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from northeastern India. Zootaxa 3647(4):518-526. (Ref. 93571)
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=0.00417 (0.00162 - 0.01075), b=3.05 (2.82 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .