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Scientific Name Pseudecheneis sulcata  (McClelland, 1842)
Common Name Brahmaputra Suckerthroat
Type Locality Kasyah [Khasi] Hills, Meghalaya, India.
Synonym(s) Glyptosternon sulcatus, Pseudecheneis sulcatus
Pronunciation Sew de che niss - sul caa taa
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Fishes of the genus Pseudecheneis can be differentiated from other Glyptosternine fish in having a thoracic adhesive apparatus consisting of a series of transverse ridges (laminae) separated by grooves (sulcae) (de Pinna, 1996; Roberts, 1998).

Pseudecheneis sulcata can be distinguished from congeners in having a unique combination of the lack of a prominent bony spur on the anterodorsal surface of the first dorsal-fin pterygiophore, presence of a first dorsal-fin element, bifid neural spines on the complex vertebra, the neural spines of the last 2–3 preanal and first 6–7 postanal vertebrae gradually increasing in height, separate pelvic fins, a less convex snout when viewed laterally, presence of pale spots on the body, 36–39 vertebrae, 12–14 transverse laminae on the thoracic adhesive apparatus, pelvic-fin length 21.2–28.7% SL, pectoral-fin length 121.6–156.3 % HL, length of adipose-fin base 17.8–22.7% SL, length of caudal peduncle 25.0–28.3% SL, depth of caudal peduncle 4.0–5.2% SL, and eye diameter 8.8–10.6% HL.
Sexing Not known.
General Remarks See also The identity of Pseudecheneis sulcata (McClelland, 1842), with descriptions of two new species of rheophilic catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Nepal and China, Heok hee Ng.
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Distribution Asia: India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Reported from Tibet and Myanmar.
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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
Other Parameters Found in fast-flowing hill streams. Prefers deep riffles and runs over gravel, cobble substrates.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 2 (no. 8), pp 587, Pl. 6 (figs. 1-3).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 07:36 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)