Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Pseudecheneis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, echein = to hold + Greek, nays = ship; remora, suckling fish; 1774 (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Vaillant.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Red River drainage in China and Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74729)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Differs from other species of Pseudecheneis by the combination of following characters: 9-14 transverse ridges on the thoracic adhesive apparatus; wide and flat snout, with ratio of snout width at mouth corner to distance between pectoral fin base larger than 0.75; caudal peduncle depth 6.1-9.3% SL and 29.4-46.7% in length of caudal peduncle; four yellow spots on caudal fin which are isolated and not connected with each other; premaxillary tooth band semicircular with six or eight teeth along its outer edge; body covered with dense, rounded tubercles distributed irregularly; tubercles increasing in density gradually from occipital to caudal peduncle; and 33 (17+16), 34 (17+17) vertebrae (Ref. 74729).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhou, W., X. Li and Y. Yang, 2008. A review of the catfish genus Pseudecheneis (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) from China, with the description of four new species from Yunnan. Raffles Bull. Zool. 56(1):107-124. (Ref. 74729)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00676 (0.00304 - 0.01503), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .