Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Siluridae
Etymology: Silurichthys: Greek, silouros = a cat fish + Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: only from the Kapuas basin in western Borneo.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 32835)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 56;
Vertebrae: 48 - 51. Caudal fin obliquely truncate, with upper lobe 1.0-1.1 times the length of the lower lobe; conspicuous serrations on the posterior edge of the pectoral spine in mature males.
Inhabits small forest streams with clear water with boulders, cobbles and coarse gravel grading to fine sand bottoms (Ref. 26091). Most of the fish occurring syntopically with S. citatus are specialized for living in fast-flowing waters (genera Gastromyzon, Hypergastromyzon, Homaloptera, Schismatorhynchos, Glyptothorax) (Ref. 32835).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00237 - 0.01013), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .