Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Bagridae
Etymology: Leiocassis: Greek, leios = smooth + Greek, kassis = similar to cinnamon (Ref. 45335); aculeata: Derived from the Latin aculeatus, meaning sharp-pointed or stinging, in reference to the large spines of this species when compared to Leiocassis micropogon.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Alas River in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55439)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14;
Vertebrae: 38 - 39. Distinguished from congeners, except Leiocassis poecilopterus, in having the posterior tip of the supraoccipital process in contact with the nuchal plate. Further differs from L. micropogon in possessing a deeper body (19.8-20.8% SL vs. 10.0-18.9); and from L. poecilopterus in having a longer adipose fin (15.8-16.6% SL vs. 12.9-15.0) and longer dorsal (20.8% SL vs. 15.5-18.4) and pectoral spines (17.9-18.7 % SL vs. 14.5-17.5) (Ref. 55439).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and R.K. Hadiaty, 2005. Two new bagrid catfish (Teleostei: Bagridae) from the Alas River drainage, northern Sumatra. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1):83-92. (Ref. 55439)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .