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: magna: The species epithet is a Latin adjective meaning ‘great’, in allusion to this being the largest of the 20 known species of Pseudolaguvia.. Feminine.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Jiya stream in Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98400)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 27 - 29. Pseudolaguvia magna is diagnosed from all species of the genus Pseudolaguvia by the possession of the following unique characters: larger body (up to 4.7 cm SL vs. a maximum of 3.56 cm SL); mid-dorsal region with two pale-brown to cream patches (one rectangular to elliptical patch on mid-interdorsal region, and another indistinct elliptical patch in between the adipose and caudal fins); broader rhomboidal thoracic adhesive apparatus; small pale-brown to cream round spot on the ventrolateral side of the head, almost perpendicular to the eye; and absence of pale-brown to cream-colored cross-bands on the body (which it shares with P. inornata, P. austrina, P. virgulata and P. assula) (Ref. 98400).
Found in stream with clear, moderately flowing water. Occurs syntopically with Pseudolaguvia jiyaensis. Both Pseudolaguvia jiyaensis and Pseudolaguvia magna were collected along with species of Psilorhynchus, Barilius, and Danio from the same collection locality in a microhabitat consisting of small to medium-sized stones, pebbles, cobbles with light green algae, and deposits of sand particles near banks (Ref. 98400).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tamang, L., B. Sinha, 2014. Two new species of the South Asian catfish genus Pseudolaguvia from northeastern India (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Zootaxa 3887(1):37-54. (Ref. 98400)
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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .