Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Oreoglanis: Greek, oreos = mountain+Greek, glanis = Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); nakasathiani: Named for the late Seub Nakasathian, the Thai wildlife biologist who devoted his life to wildlife research and awareness leading to the conservation and management of the Western Forest Complex in Thailand.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: upper reaches of the Ping River drainage, itself a tributary of the Chao Phraya River in northern Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83406)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4 - 6;
Vertebrae: 35 - 38. Belongs to the Oreoglanis delacouri species group as it lacks a distinct median notch on the posterior margin of the lower lip. Can be distinguished from other members of the genus in having a combination of the following characters: short nasal barbel reaching to midway between its base and anterior orbital margin, tip of maxillary barbel rounded, tip of pectoral fin reaching pelvic-fin origin, adipose fin separate from upper procurrent caudal-fin rays, caudal peduncle length 20.8-26.6 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 2.9-4.4 % SL, caudal peduncle depth 4.88-8.42 times in its length, and a lunate caudal fin with upper and lower first principal rays of approximately equal length (Ref. 83406).
Occurs in rocky, fast-flowing streams (Ref. 83406).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vidthayanon, C., P. Saenjundaeng and H.H. Ng, 2009. Eight new species of the torrent catfish genus Oreoglanis (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Thailand. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 20(2):127-156. (Ref. 83406)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00617 (0.00304 - 0.01252), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .