Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya, Meklong and Tapi basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
soft rays: 39 - 46. Abdomen with a well-developed median keel extending from throat to origin of anal fin. Dorsal fin advanced in position, with a strongly serrated spine; pectoral spines as long as or slightly longer than dorsal spine, strong, denticulated along their inner edge; pelvic fins small; anal fin low, long; adipose fin very small (Ref. 4792). Single, oval-shaped patch of teeth on each side of palate; eye large (Ref. 12693).
Occur in large and medium-sized rivers (Ref. 12693). Found in rapids and in deeper slower reaches (Ref. 37771). Common in the middle Mekong before the flood season where it is found in the lower reaches of tributary streams along with most of the cyprinids which would be found in the main stream of the Mekong when the water is clear. Feeds on terrestrial and aquatic insects along with small amounts of plant matter. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. (Ref. 58032)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00258 - 0.00811), b=3.01 (2.85 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.26 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100).