Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Pseudomystus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335); carnosus: Derived from Latin carnosus, meaning fleshy, in reference to the robust body of this species when compared to Pseudomystus moeschii.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54514)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15;
Vertebrae: 42. Distinguished from its congeners, except for P. fumosus and P. moeschii, by the presence of an enlarged and prominent process of the post-temporal (the "supraclavicular process" of previous authors), which is almost as long as the post-cleithral process; the presence of long hair-like epithelial projections on the skin and long tubular extensions of the sensory pores. Differs from P. fumosus and P. moeschii in having a pointed (vs. rounded) tip of the nuchal shield. Can be further distinguished from P. fumosus in having less developed procurrent caudal rays that are evenly sloping along the anterior edges (vs. well developed that curve sinuously along the edges) and from P. moeschii in having a deeper body (13.0-16.7% SL vs. 13.0-14.5) and lacking lighter colored patches on the body (Ref. 54514).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and K.K.P. Lim, 2005. The identity of Pseudomystus moeschii (Boulenger, 1890), with the description of two new species of bagrid catfish from Southeast Asia (Teleostei: Bagridae). Zootaxa 851:1-18. (Ref. 54514)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00356 - 0.01695), 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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .