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Mystus atrifasciatus  Fowler, 1937

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Fowler.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Meklong basins.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 36 - 39. Has 3 faint dark and 2 whitish stripes on the sides; adipose fin longer than anal fin and almost contiguous with the dorsal fin; eyes not visible when head is viewed from below (Ref. 27732). Cranial fontanel extends posteriorly to about midway between posterior rim of eye and supraoccipital process (Ref. 12693).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit rivers, streams and reservoirs. Feed mainly on crustaceans and zooplankton along with small bits of algae and fish scales. May forage in schools like the other small striped species of Mystus. Move into floodplains during periods of high water and is often found in places with submerged woody vegetation. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205). Usually marketed fresh and may also be sold smoked (Ref. 12693).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00361 - 0.01750), b=2.96 (2.78 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.