Pangasius rheophilus  Pouyaud & Teugels, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes)
Etymology: Pangasius: The Vietnamese name of a fish (Ref. 45335);  rheophilus: Named for its adaptation to torrent waters; 'rheein' to flow and 'philos' loving.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 77.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40416)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body width 14.9-17% SL; predorsal length 34.6-36.1% SL. Large vomerine tooth plate bordered by long and slender palatine tooth plates. A 2-chambered swim bladder is confined to the abdomen.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from freshwater near the mouth; inhabits large pools near the sea, with deep and turbid waters. In the upper reaches, inhabits torrential areas with clear water (altitude 200-400 m). Immature specimens occur all over the basin; mature ones apparently present only in the upper reaches in running water. Mature ones observed to be able to cross major waterfalls by jumping out of the water. Reproductive behaviors unknown. Predominant in the stomachs of small specimens were mollusks; large specimens with skeletal remains of small cyprinid species and fruits (Ref. 40416).

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Pouyaud, L. and G.G. Teugels, 2000. Description of a new pangasiid catfish from east Kalimantan, Indonesia (Siluriformes: Pangasiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(3):193-200. (Ref. 40416)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00217 - 0.00962), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .