Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Siluridae
Etymology: Silurichthys: Greek, silouros = a cat fish + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 4.0 - 5.0. Tropical
Asia: known only from northwestern Borneo (Ref. 32835). Reported from the Mekong basin (Ref. 12693).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)
soft rays: 49 - 56;
Vertebrae: 49 - 52. A relatively long forked caudal fin with upper lobe 1.4-1.6 times longer than lower lobe and a more convex snout when viewed laterally (Ref. 32835).
Found in very acidic (pH 4-5), tannin-stained blackwater habitats associated with peat swamps (Ref. 32835). Occurs in lowland stream and peat. Nocturnal; feeding on aquatic insect and smaller fishes (Ref. 57235). Feeds mainly on insect larvae. Probably non-migratory. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and P.K.L. Ng, 1998. A revision of the South-east Asian catfish genus Silurichthys. J. Fish Biol. 52(2):291-333. (Ref. 32835)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00287 - 0.01153), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .