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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia tenebricosa  Britz & Ferraris, 2003
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Type Locality 13 miles east of Taungoo, 19°01'11''N, 96°35'33''E, Pathe Chaung, hill stream, Kayin Division, Myanmar, elevation 39 meters.
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - tena bree cosaa
Etymology From the Latin adjective tenebricosus alluding to the dark, gloomy coloration of this species.
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Size 32mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the genus Pseudolaguvia are small erethistid catfishes inhabiting hill streams and large rivers in the area bordered by the Ganges River drainage (northern India) to the west and the Sittang River drainage (east-central Myanmar) to the east. They can be distinguished from other sisorids by their small size,a combination of a thoracic adhesive apparatus with a median depression and prominent postcoracoid processes.

Pseudolaguvia tenebricosa differs from P. tuberculata in having an adipose fin not reaching posterior insertion of dorsal fin (vs. adipose fin reaching dorsal fin), a narrower (23.8–25.1 vs. 26.7 % SL and 83.2–87.5 vs. 88.9 % HL) head, and a shorter snout (12.8–14.3 vs. 16.7 % SL and 44.7–50.6 vs. 55.6 % HL).
Sexing Not known.
General Remarks It is very likely that this species has not been exported for the trade as yet but general care will be very similar to that of other Pseudolaguvia species.
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Distribution Known from Pathe Chaung , a left bank tributary of the Sittang River in Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Sittang, Pathe Chaung (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
Other Parameters Pseudolaguvia tenebricosa was collected from a stream where water temperature was 24°C, with a pH of 8.5 and a conductivity of 70 µS.
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Feeding Is known to take only live food like blood worms, frozen brine shrimp etc. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders.
Furniture Fine sand for the bottom and smooth pebbles / rocks.The type locality of Pseudolaguvia tenebricosa is a small hill stream, with fast running, clear water, a sandy bottom and numerous rocks and boulders.Aquatic vegetation was absent.
Compatibility A peaceful species suitable for a hillstream biotope.Extreme care should be taken while choosing their tankmates as these fish are extremely poor at competing for food.
Suggested Tankmates Cyprinids like Barilius and Danios and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species.
Breeding Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 388, pp 2, Fig. 1a-e.
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