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Pseudomystus heokhuii  Lim & Ng, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Pseudomystus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335);  heokhuii: Named for Heok Hui Tan.

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Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 3.5 - 4.5.   Tropical

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Asia: Batang Hari and Indragiri River drainages in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74936)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14; Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Differs from its congeners in possessing a color pattern consisting of a pale midlateral stripe and two pale oblique bands on the sides of the body; no other congener exhibits a distinct pale midlateral stripe. Can be differentiated further from all congeners except Pseudomystus breviceps, Pseudomystus bomboides, Pseudomystus flavipinnis, Pseudomystus myersi, Pseudomystus siamensis, Pseudomystus robustus, Pseudomystus sobrinus and Pseudomystus stenomus in having a deeper body (17.8-21.0% SL vs. 9.0-17.0). Differs from Pseudomystus leiacanthus in having two (vs. one) dark narrow irregular bars on the caudal fin, longer pectoral spine (19.3-22.4% SL vs. 15.2-18.6), longer caudal fin (33.5-40.0% SL vs. 25.7-31.9) with pointed (vs. rounded) lobes, longer nasal and maxillary barbels (63.1-81.1% HL vs. 31.3-51.5 and 86.2-125.3% HL vs. 70.9-91.3 respectively; nasal barbel reaching to dorsal insertion of opercular flap vs. to just beyond posterior orbital margin and maxillary barbel reaching just beyond base of last pectoral-fin ray vs. to base of pectoral spine), a straight ( vs. crescentic) premaxillary tooth patch, a more sharply tapering snout when viewed dorsally and an even (vs. slightly convex) predorsal profile (Ref. 74936).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in floodplain channels and peat swamps with very acidic (pH 3.5-4.5), tannin-stained water (Ref. 74936).

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Lim, K.K.P. and H.H. Ng, 2008. Pseudomystus heokhuii, a new species of bagrid catfish from Sumatra (Teleostei:Bragidae). Zootaxa 1686:37-47. (Ref. 74936)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00362 - 0.01742), b=2.96 (2.78 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .