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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia magna  Tamang & Sinha, 2014
Common Name
Type Locality Arunachal Pradesh, Lower Dibang Valley District, Jiya stream, near Bolik village, approx. 14 km from Roing towards Shantipur, Assam, India, 28°00.377'N, 95°45.562'E.
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - mag na.
Etymology The species epithet is a Latin adjective (feminine) meaning ‘great’, and allusion to this being the largest of the 20 known species of Pseudolaguvia.
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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 magna differs from its congeners by its much larger size, by having a broader rhomboid thoracic adhesive apparatus, two pale-brown or cream patches on the mid-dorsal region across the dorsal midline: one rectangular to elliptic patch on the mid-interdorsal region, and another indistinct elliptic to irregular patch between the adipose and caudal-fins; and a small,round, pale-brown to cream spot on the lateral side of the head.
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Distribution Presently known from the upper Brahmaputra river basin in Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Indian waters, Arunachal Pradesh State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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 Cyprinids like Barilius and Danio and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 3887 (no. 1), pp 38, Figs. 1-4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 04:20 (species record created: 2014 Dec 21 05:52)