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: Creteuchiloglanis: Name formed from the Latin prefix cret-, meaning to separate/distinguish, in combination with the generic name Euchiloglanis, alluding to features shared with, as well as distinguishing from, Euchiloglanis and Pareuchiloglanis.; longipectoralis: Name from the Latin long, meaning elongate, and pectoralis, of the breast; referring to the long pectoral fin, extending beyond the pelvic-fin origin; noun in apposition (Ref. 87311).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 27°N - 25°N, 99°E - 100°E
Asia: China. Lancang-Jiang drainage (upper Mekong River), Yunnan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87311)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Creteuchiloglanis longipectoralis is distinguished from all other congeners by its more slender body (depth at anus 7.8–8.1% SL vs. 9.4–14.7%) and its shallower head (depth 7.2–8.8% SL vs. 9.0–14.5%). It is further distinguished from C. brachypterus by having a pectoral-fin length 98.1–120.9% Pt–Pl distance (vs. 65.8–78.7%), i,5 dorsal-fin rays (vs. i,6), shorter post-adipose distance (7.0–8.9% SL vs. 9.1–11.3%), and by the absence (vs. presence) of pale patches on body. It is further distinguished from C. macropterus by having i,5 dorsal-fin rays (vs. i,6) and by the absence (vs. presence) of pale patches on body. It is further distinguished from C. gongshanensis by having a deeper caudal peduncle (35.6–56.7% caudal-peduncle length vs. 23.5–29.7%; 6.5–8.9% SL vs. 3.8–4.6%). It is further distinguished from C. kamengensis by having i,5 dorsal-fin rays (vs. i,6), by having the tip of the pelvic fins reaching beyond the origin of adipose fin (vs. not reaching beyond the origin of the adipose fin), and by having the tip of pectoral fin reaching beyond the insertion of dorsal fin (vs. not reaching beyond the insertion of dorsal fin) (Ref. 87311).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhou, W., Li, X. and A.W. Thomson, 2011. A new genus of Glyptosternine catfish (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) with descriptions of two new species from Yunnan, China. Copeia 2011(2):226-241. (Ref. 87311)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00308 - 0.01483), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .