Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Synbranchiformes
(Spiny eels) > Mastacembelidae
Etymology: Mastacembelus: Greek, mastax, -agos = bite + Greek, emballo = to throw oneself (Ref. 45335); pantherinus: Derived from the Greek panther (leopard), and inspired by the numerous spots on the body of this species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: known only from Lake Indawgyi in Kachin, Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78150)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 37 - 40;
soft rays: 79 - 81;
Vertebrae: 97 - 100. Differs from all congeners by having a unique color pattern consisting of numerous individual spots or irregular marks, sometimes forming short lines and a whitish belly devoid of any marks. Can be separated from members of the Mastacembelus armatus group by the possession of abdominal vertebrae 42-44 (Ref. 78150).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Britz, R., 2007. Two new species of Mastacembelus from Myanmar (Teleostei: Synbranchiformes: Mastacembelidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):257-268. (Ref. 78150)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00269 (0.00127 - 0.00572), b=2.95 (2.76 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100).