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.; arunachalensis: Named for the Arunachal Pradesh State, an adjective (Ref. 96853).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 96853). Tropical
Asia: At present known only from the Pange River in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96853)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Diagnosis: predorsal lenght 35.7% SL; prepelvic lenght 45.4% SL; prepectoral length 19.0% SL; lengths of pectoral-fin 23.1% SL, dorsal-fin 16.1% SL and caudal-fin 15.0% SL; caudal-peduncle length 8.9% SL; length of adipose-fin base 25.9% SL and anal-fin base 6.6% SL; maxillary barbel length 71.2% HL; caudal-peduncle depth 8.9% SL; post adipose distance 10.1% SL; inner 19.1% HL mandibular barbel length and outer 32.1% HL ; pectoral fin not reaching pelvic-fin origin; pelvic fin not reaching at vertical through adipose-fin origin; pale patches on body except occipital region; rectal lobe tip obtusely rounded; caudalfin lobes equal; posterior margin of caudal fin slightly convex; adipose-fin separate from caudal fin; 1st principal ray of the upper and lower lobes of the caudal fin moderately extending away from the base; and caudal fin with broad bean-shaped medial band (Ref. 96853).
Inhabits various substrata such as gravel, cobbles or medium to large boulders, and green algae on substratum, in low to moderately deep (40-80 cm) running water. Habitat is characterized by cool, clear and moderate to swift running water. River bank is composed of bamboo and other trees, without aquatic vegetation. running water moderate to swift, cool and clear (Ref. 96853).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sinha, B. and L. Tamang, 2015. Creteuchiloglanis arunachalensis, a new species of glyptosternine catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. Ichthyol. Res. 62(2)189-196. (Ref. 96853)
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=0.00813 (0.00274 - 0.02412), b=3.07 (2.82 - 3.31), 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 (35 of 100) .