Classificação / Names
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Actinopterygii (peixes com raios nas barbatanas)
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bloch.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; Água doce; estuarina demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 4 - 25. Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672); 38°N - 0°N
Asia: Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and probably Myanmar. Reported from Malaysia (Ref. 4835), Laos (Ref. 4792), Bhutan (Ref. 9418), Viet Nam (Ref. 36625) and Cambodia (Ref. 36654). May have been confused with other Mystus.
Length at first maturity / Tamanho / Peso / Idade
Maturity: Lm 9.0, range 9 - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm SL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 4833)
Espinhos dorsais (total): 1; Raios dorsais moles (total): 6-7; Espinhos anais 0; Raios anais moles: 12 - 13; Vértebras: 31 - 37. Body elongate and slightly compressed. Maxillary barbels extending beyond the pelvic fins, often to the end of the anal fin. Dorsal spine weak, finely serrated on its inner edge. Adipose fin small, inserted much behind rayed dorsal fin but anterior to the anal fin. Color in life varies with age; generally delicate gray-silvery to shining golden, with several (about 5) pale blue or dark brown to deep black longitudinal on side. A narrow dusky spot often present on the shoulder. The fins glass, with dark tips (Ref. 4792).
Adults inhabit standing and flowing waters. Usually found among marginal vegetation in lakes and swamps with a mud substrate. Feed on plants, shrimps, insects, mollusks and fish (Ref. 6028). Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205).
Makes sounds during spawning (Ref. 1672).
Pethiyagoda, R., 1991. Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 362 p. (Ref. 6028)
Categoria na Lista Vermelha da IUCN (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Ameaça para o homem
Pescarias: pouco comercial; Aquário: Espécies comerciais
Fontes da internet
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00870 - 0.02092), b=2.96 (2.84 - 3.08), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Nível Trófico (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resiliência (Ref. 120179
): Médio, tempo mínimo de duplicação da população 1,4 - 4,4 anos (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerabilidade (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .