Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Ailiidae
Etymology: Ailia: Greek, aiolias, -ou = a fish (Scaridae) (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; pelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833); common length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)
Adults found in large rivers and connected waters. They inhabit surface to mid-waters. Occur in shoals (Ref. 4833). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00334 - 0.01139), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 202 [76, 668] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.984 [0.566, 2.033] mg/100g ; Protein = 16 [14, 17] % ; Omega3 = 0.574 [0.227, 1.481] g/100g ; Selenium = 40.7 [16.8, 98.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 31 [8, 123] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.43 [0.87, 3.02] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.