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Pseudecheneis sulcata (McClelland, 1842)

Sucker throat catfish , Sulcatus Catfish

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Siluriformes  Family:  Sisoridae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase    
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater Native Least Concern (LC)
Waterbody Coastal zone Area surveyed
North Bengal, Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
North Bengal, Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
North Bengal, Khasi hills, Meghalaya. Nepal, Bangladesh, Tibet and Myanmar.
Glyptosternon sulcatus McClelland, 1842
Pseudecheneis sulcatus (McClelland, 1842)
Pseudoecheineus sulcatus (McClelland, 1842)
Local Name
Kaparong  (Manipuri)
Kabri  (Nepali)
Type specimen
Pseudecheneis sulcata (McClelland, 1842) sulcatus, Glyptosternon McClelland [J.] 1842:587, Pl. 6 (figs. 1-3) [Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 2 (no. 8)] Kasyah [Khasi] Hills, Meghalaya, India. Holotype (unique): BMNH 2005.5.17.5. Synonym: Pseudecheneis sulcata (McClelland, 1842), Glyptosternon sulcatus McClelland, 1842, Pseudecheneis sulcatus (McClelland, 1842), Pseudoecheineus sulcatus (McClelland, 1842).  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D I 6; A ii-iv 7-9; P I 13; V i 5
2 Body elongate, flattened ventrally to pelvic fins. Head short, provided with a broad and oval thoracic apparatus. Mouth small and inferior; teeth villiform in bands on jaws. Barbels four pairs; maxillary barbels broad-based. Dorsal spine weak and roughene D I 6; A ii-iv 7-9; P I 13; V i 5