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: inornata: From the Latin adjective inornatus, meaning unadorned, in reference to the absence of pale markings on its sides of the body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Feni River drainage in Bangladesh.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56233)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 29 - 30. Uniform body coloration with a pale mid-dorsal stripe and brown submarginal stripes on each lobe of the caudal fin. Differs from Pseudolaguvia foveolata in having a thoracic adhesive apparatus reaching beyond the base of the last pectoral-fin ray, a deeper body 13.9-16.1% SL and fewer vertebrae 29-30; from P. kapuri in having shorter adipose-fin base 13.6-16.4% SL; from P. muricata in having shorter dorsal )18.7-21.7% SL) and pectoral (20.4-23.3% SL) spines and a longer caudal peduncle 16.3-19.0% SL0; and from P. ribeiroi in having a longer dorsal-fin spine 18.6-21.7% SL and deeper caudal peduncle 7.7-8.5% SL. Distinguished further from P. shawi in having a larger interorbital distance 30.4-34.2% HL, from P. tenebricosa in having a longer dorsal-fin spine 18.6-21.7% SL and from P. tuberculata in having a shorter adipose-fin base 13.6-16.4% SL (Ref. 56233).
Inhabits clear, shallow, moderately flowing stream with a predominantly sandy bottom (Ref. 56233).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2005. Two new species of Pseudolaguvia (Teleostei: Erethistidae) from Bangladesh. Zootaxa 1044:35-47. (Ref. 56233)
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) .