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Silurichthys phaiosoma  (Bleeker, 1851)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Etymology: Silurichthys: Greek, silouros = a cat fish + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 4.0 - 5.0.   Tropical

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Asia: known only from northwestern Borneo (Ref. 32835). Reported from the Mekong basin (Ref. 12693).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal soft rays: 49 - 56; Vertebrae: 49 - 52. A relatively long forked caudal fin with upper lobe 1.4-1.6 times longer than lower lobe and a more convex snout when viewed laterally (Ref. 32835).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in very acidic (pH 4-5), tannin-stained blackwater habitats associated with peat swamps (Ref. 32835). Occurs in lowland stream and peat. Nocturnal; feeding on aquatic insect and smaller fishes (Ref. 57235). Feeds mainly on insect larvae. Probably non-migratory. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, H.H. and P.K.L. Ng, 1998. A revision of the South-east Asian catfish genus Silurichthys. J. Fish Biol. 52(2):291-333. (Ref. 32835)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00286 - 0.01212), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .