Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Siluridae
Etymology: Ceratoglanis: Greek, keras, -atos = horn + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); pachynema: From pachys, Greek for thick and nema, Greek for thread, in reference to the thickened maxillary barbels of mature males.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong drainages. Previously misidentified as
Ceratoglanis scleronema from the Chao Phraya drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 90 - 101;
Vertebrae: 63 - 64. Snout with a gently sloping ventral profile (ventral angle of snout 40°-42°), relatively fewer anal-fin rays (90-101), and larger eyes (eye diameter 13.0-16.4% HL) set closer together (interorbital distance 33.7-36.6% HL). Mature males have membranous extensions on both the anterior and posterior edges of the maxillary barbel. Pectoral spine and articulated segments sexually dimorphic in mature individuals. Males with spine broad and somewhat flattened dorsoventrally, with 10 distinct posterior serrate, increasing in size distally; proximal articulated segments with 17 well-developed posterior serrae; distal-most segments have smaller serrae. Females or juveniles with spine slender and without serrae; proximal articulated segments with 6 minute posterior serrae; distal segments with 5 minute serrae (Ref. 38651). Absence of dorsal fin; short stiff hooked maxillary barbels; posterior nostril above front margin eye (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits mainstream river. Carnivorous, feeding on insects and benthic fauna (Ref. 58784).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 1999. A review of the Southeast Asian catfish genus Ceratoglanis (Siluriformes: Siluridae), with the description of a new species from Thailand. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(9):385-395. (Ref. 38651)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00283 - 0.01169), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .