Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Erethistidae
(South Asian river catfishes)
Etymology: foveolata: From the Latin foveola, meaning pit, in reference to the large median depression in the thoracic adhesive apparatus of this species. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Tista River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River in northern West Bengal, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54939)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 33. Pseudolaguvia foveolata is distinguished from its congeners in possessing a shorter thoracic adhesive apparatus (reaching to middle of pectoral-fin base) and a more slender, more elongate body (manifested as a smaller body depth at anus: 11.0% SL vs. 12.8-18.4, and a longer and more slender caudal peduncle: depth of caudal peduncle 4.1 times in its length, ,vs. 1.6-2.6). It is further distinguished from all congeners except P. tuberculatain having a longer adipose-fin base (24.0% SL vs. 12.6-20.6), from P. kapuri and P. ribeiroi in having a smooth (vs. serrated) anterior edge of the dorsal spine, from P. shavwi in having shorter maxillary barbels (not reaching vs. reaching base of pectoral spine) and from P. tuberculata in having the adipose fin not reaching (vs. reaching) the base of the last dorsal-fin ray (Ref. 54939).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2005. Pseudolaguvia foveolata, a new catfish (Teleostei: Erethistidae) from northeast India. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(2):173-178. (Ref. 54939)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .