Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Bagridae
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335); menoni: Named for Dr. A. G. K. Menon, the eminent Scientist of Zoological Survey of India, who contributed much to the taxonomy of fresh water fishes of India..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Manimala River in Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94429)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); The type locality is characterized by rocky substratum (patches of cobbles, boulders and gravelly sand occur at certain places) and intermittent occurrence of moderately dense riparian vegetation. Syntopic with Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis, Danio malabaricus, Rasbora daniconius, Garra mullya, Dawkinsia filamentosa, Haludaria fasciatus, Pristolepis malabaricus, Etroplus suratensis, E. maculatus, Mesonoemacheilus triangularis, Xenentodon cancila, Mastacembelus armatus, Macrognathus guentheri (Ref. 94429).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Plamoottil, M. and N.P. Abraham, 2013. Mystus menoni, a new fish species from Kerala, India. Intl. J. Pure Appl. Zool. 1(4):315-325. (Ref. 94429)
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. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00422 - 0.01973), b=2.92 (2.75 - 3.09), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).