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Olyra saginata  Ng, Lalramliana & Lalthanzara, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Olyridae (Longtail catfishes)
Etymology: Olyra: Greek, olyra = a kind of grain (Ref. 45335);  saginata: Derived from the Latin verb sagino, meaning to fatten, cram or to feast, in allusion to the relatively deep body of this species compared to all other congeners from the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: Palak, Sala and Tuisi rivers (all tributaries of the Kaladan River) in Mizoram, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96386)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19; Vertebrae: 46 - 49. Olyra saginata can be diagnosed from all species of the genus Olyra by the possession of the following unique combination of characters: interorbital distance 27.9-35.9% HL; 54-66 pored lateral line scales; body depth at anus 10.5-12.0% SL; length of adipose-fin base 17.3-22.4% SL; adipose fin separate from upper principal caudal-fin rays; post-adipose distance 11.8-14.3% SL; caudal peduncle length 14.8-17.7% SL; and caudal peduncle depth 7.8-8.9% SL (Ref. 96386).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a shallow stream with moderate to strong current and substrate composed of sand, pebble and rocks. Occurs in association with the following fish species: Badis spp. (Badidae), Rasbora rasbora (Cyprinidae), Garra spp, (Cyprinidae), Glyptothorax chimtuipuiensis (Sisoridae), G. caudimaculatus (Sisoridae) and Pseudolaguvia nubila (Sisoridae) (Ref. 96386).

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Ng, H.H., Lalramliana and H. Lalthanzara, 2014. Olyra saginata, a new species of bagrid catfish (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes) from northeastern India. Zootaxa 3821(2):265-272. (Ref. 96386)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .