Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Amblycipitidae
Etymology: Xiurenbagrus: Because of mister Ning Xiuren, Hangzhou, Institute of Oceanography; oceanographer and phytoplankton specialist; dorsalis: The specific epithet dorsalis is Latin for dorsal, alluding to the unique position of dorsal-fin origin of this species when compared with it congeners.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Guangxi, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96642)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12. Xiurenbagrus dorsalis can be diagnosed from its congeners by the following combination of characters: 7 dorsal-fin branched rays (vs. 6 in X. xiurenensis and X. gigas); pelvic-fin origin opposite base of fourth branched dorsal-fin ray (pelvic-fin insertion posterior to dorsal-fin base in X. xiurenensis and X. gigas); serrations absent on the posterior edge of pectoral-fin spine (vs. strong serrations present in X. xiurenensis and X. gigas); adipose fin confluent with caudal fin (vs. adipose fin posteriorly with a free flap and not confluent with caudal fin in X. xiurenensis and X. gigas); maxillary barbel longer than head length and reaching posterior tip of pectoral-fin (vs. maxillary barbel shorter than head length, reaching or slightly exceed pectoral-fin insertion in X. xiurenensis and X. gigas); eyes absent (vs. small eyes present in X. xiurenensis and X. gigas) (Ref. 96642).
Inhabits a very small underground stream with substrate of small rocks. The stream flows across the bottom of the well. A pump is connected to a 4 m depth well with plastic piping. The type specimen emerged through the water during pumping (Ref. 96642).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Xiu, L.-H., J. Yang and H.-F. Zheng, 2014. An extraordinary new blind catfish, Xiurenbagrus dorsalis (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Amblycipitidae), from Guangxi, China. Zootaxa 3835(3):376-380. (Ref. 96642)
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
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00405 - 0.03734), b=2.99 (2.74 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .