|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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|
- CotM 2012 June
|Size||190mm or 7.5" 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.
|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.|
|Distribution||Known from the Brahmaputra River drainage.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Other Parameters||Found in fast-flowing hill streams. Prefers deep riffles and runs over gravel, cobble substrates.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 2 (no. 8), pp 587, Pl. 6 (figs. 1-3).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 05 07:26 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)|