Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Sisorinae
Etymology: Sisor: Local name for the fish in Bengal and Bihar.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: River Chenab in Pakistan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93679)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Differs from Sisor rabdophorus and other congeners in the Ganges-Brahamputra drainage system by following characters: 58-62 lateral line ossicles; 42-45 and 17- 18 serrations on anterior and posterior edges of pectoral spine, respectively; body depth maximum 8.7-10.11, at anus 6.52-7.4 of SL; eye diameter 16.05 -18.24% of HL; and wider nuchal plate (1.44- 1.66 of its length) (Ref. 93679)
Found underneath the stones in shallow water (Ref. 93679).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Javed, M.N. and M.R. Mirza, 2011. Sisor pakistanicus (Teleostei, Sisoridae), a new catfish from the river Chenab, Pakistan. Biologia (Pakistan) 57(1 & 2):15-21. (Ref. 93679)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .