Horabagrus melanosoma, Black Horabagrus

Horabagrus melanosoma Plamoottil & Abraham, 2013

Black Horabagrus
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfishes) > Horabagridae (Imperial catfishes)
Etymology: Horabagrus: Named for S.L.Hora, director of Zoological Survey of India + Greek, pagros = a fish, Dentex sp. (Ref. 45335);  melanosoma: The name ‘melanosoma’ refers to the black color on the body of new fish; from the Greek words ‘melanos’ means black and ‘some’ means body.

Issue
This species is a synonym of Horabagrus brachysoma according to Ali et al., 2014 (Ref. 97668). This species page will be removed.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Asia: Manimala River in Kerala, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94428)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 31 - 33

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality West Venpala of Manimala River has a width of 40- 50 m, depth <1 to 5 m, bank height of 1 m in summer season, sediments generally silty clay with occasional patches of sand, and moderately dense riparian vegetation. Syntopic with Catla catla, Cyprinus carpio communis, Labeo rohita, Labeo dussumeiri, Cirrhina mrigala, Puntius mahecola, P. amphibus, Pethia ticto, Haludaria fasciata, Drawkinsia filamentosa, Systomus subnasutus, Wallago attu, Heteropneusteus fossilis, Clarias dussumeiri and Ompok malabaricus (Ref. 94428).

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Plamoottil, M. and N.P. Abraham, 2013. Horabagrus melanosoma, a new fish species (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes) from Kerala, India. Intl. J. Pure Appl. Zool. 1(4):280-288. (Ref. 94428)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [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   ±0.4 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .