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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia inornata  Ng, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Chittagong District, Koilla Khal (creek), 10 kilometers east of Feni-Chittagong highway on road to Ramgarh, 22°55'N, 91°36'E, Bangladesh.
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - in or nate aa
Etymology From the Latin inornatus, meaning unadorned, in reference to the absence of pale markings on the sides of the body in this species. Used as an adjective.
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Size 27mm or 1.1" 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 inornata differs from congeners in having a uniform brown body with a pale mid-dorsal stripe and without any pale patches (vs. brown body without pale mid-dorsal stripe and with yellow bands or light brown patches) and the caudal fin lobes with brown submarginal stripes running along the entire length (vs. transverse brown bands near the tips). It can be further distinguished from P. foveolata in having a thoracic adhesive apparatus reaching beyond (vs. not reaching) the base of the last pectoral-fin ray,a deeper body (13.9–16.1% SL vs. 11.0) and fewer vertebrae (29–30 vs. 33); P. kapuri in having a shorter adipose-fin base (13.6–16.4% SL vs. 17.1–18.8); from P. muricata in having shorter dorsal (18.7–21.7% SL vs. 21.2–26.7) and pectoral (20.4–23.3% SL vs. 26.8–35.7) spines and a longer caudal peduncle (16.3–19.0% SL vs. 12.6–15.5); and from P. ribeiroi in having a longer dorsal-fin spine (18.6–21.7% SL vs. 14.2–17.9) and deeper caudal peduncle (7.7–8.5% SL vs. 6.6–7.2).Pseudolaguvia inornata further differs from P. shawi in having a larger interorbital distance (30.4–34.2% HL vs. 23.4–29.6), from P.tenebricosa in having a longer dorsal-fin spine (18.6–21.7% SL vs. 15.8–17.3) and from P.tuberculata in having a shorter adipose-fin base (13.6–16.4% SL vs. 16.8–22.7).
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 Asia: Feni River drainage in Bangladesh.
Indian waters, Feni (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 2008.
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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. Pseudolaguvia inornata was collected from a clear, shallow, moderately flowing stream with a predominantly sandy bottom.
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. Devario devario and Batasio batasio have been collected along with P. inornata.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1044, pp 36, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 13:24 (species record created: 2010 Nov 20 22:12)