Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Pseudomystus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335); funebris: The specific epithet comes from the Latin funebris, meaning "of a funeral". Being clothed in black is traditionally associated with funerals, and the name alludes to the blackwater habitat of this species (Ref. 83674).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 2°S - 3°S, 113°E - 114°E
Asia: Known currently only from the Rungan River in Southern Borneo, Indonesia. The Rungan River is part of the Kahayan River drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83674)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7. Distinguished from congeners except for Pseudomystus heokkuii (from Sumatra) in having a color pattern consisting of a pale midlateral stripe and two pale oblique bands on the sides of the body. Differs from P. heokhuii in having a shorter adipose-fin base (14.2-17.7% SL vs. 18.2-22.8), more slender caudal peduncle (7.3-8.9% SL vs.8.8-10.5), wider head (24.4-26.2% SL vs. 21.7-23.8) and larger eye (11.2-14.7% HL vs. 8.5-10.7) and a slightly convex (vs. evenly sloping or slightly concave) predorsal profile (Ref. 83674).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2010. Pseudomystus funebris, a new species of catfish from Borneo (Teleostei: Bagridae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 58(1): 87-91. (Ref. 83674)
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
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .