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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia nubila  Ng, Lalramliana, Lalronunga & Lalnuntluanga, 2013
Common Name
Type Locality India: Mizoram, Saiha District, Sala River (a tributary of the Kaladan River) in the vicinity of Lungpuk Village.
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - new bee laa
Etymology The specific epithet comes from the Latin adjective nubila, meaning cloudy. This name is used in reference to the relatively mottled appearance in some individuals of this species.
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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 nubila can be distinguished from congeners in having a combination of a mottled brown body with yellowish bands, a weakly projecting snout in which the premaxillary teeth are barely exposed when the mouth is closed, head width 19.7–21.7% standard length (SL), eye diameter 10.8–14.0% head length (HL), interorbital distance 25.6–31.8% HL, absence of a pale Y-shaped marking on the dorsal surface of the head and supraoccipital process, a smooth anterior edge of the dorsal spine, dorsal-fin spine length 16.4–19.3% SL, length of dorsal-fin base 15.1–17.3% SL, 7–8 serrations on the anterior edge of the pectoral spine, pectoral-fin spine length 18.1–22.0% SL, dorsal to adipose distance 13.1–16.8% SL, length of adipose-fin base 14.2–15.9% SL, pelvic-fin length 15.8–18.5% SL, body depth at anus 13.9–17.1% SL, caudal-peduncle length 15.7–20.2% SL, caudal-peduncle depth 9.1–11.1% SL, and caudal-fin length 20.3–25.3% SL.
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Distribution This species is known from the Kaladan River drainage in southern Mizoram.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Kaladan (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, Mizoram State waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Other Parameters The type locality of this species was a shallow stream with a moderate to strong current and a substrate of sand, pebble and rocks.
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Feeding Known to take only live food like blood worms, frozen brine shrimp etc. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders.
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 One or more species each of Garra, Schistura and Glyptothorax were collected together with the new species.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ng, HH. Lalramliana, S Lalronunga & Lalnuntluanga, 2013. Pseudolaguvia nubila, a new sisorid catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from northeastern India. Zootaxa 3647: 518–526.
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Last Update 2013 May 13 08:03 (species record created: 2013 May 13 00:51)