Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Loktak Lake, Nambul, Manipur, Iril, Imphal, Thoubal, Khuga rivers and the tributaries of the Yu river (all belonging to the Chindwin River drainage) in Manipur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88771)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Differs from congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: a distinct dark tympanic spot and three brown stripes separated by pale narrow longitudinal lines on the sides of the body; cranial fontanel reaching the base of the occipital process; a long-based adipose fin contacting the base of the last dorsal-fin ray anteriorly; 16-19 gill rakers on the first branchial arch; a slender cleithral process; pectoral spine with 9-11 serrations on the posterior edge; eye small with diameter 16.5-19.8 % HL; pectoral and anal fins with 9-10 and 8-9 branched rays respectively; and short maxillary barbel (200.0-235.0 % HL) (Ref. 88771).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Darshan, A., W. Vishwanath, P.C. Mahanta and A. Barat, 2011. Mystus ngasep, a new catfish species (Teleostei: Bagridae) from the headwaters of Chindwin drainage in Manipur, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(11):2177-2183. (Ref. 88771)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00351 - 0.01718), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .