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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia fucosa  Ng, Lalramliana & Lalronunga, 2016
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Type Locality India: Mizoram, Lawngtlai District, Tuichawng River inthe vicinity of Bandukbanga village, Karnaphuli drainage, 22°3’11”N 92°38’56”E.
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - foo ko saa.
Etymology The specific epithet comes from the Latin adjective fucosus, meaning painted or colored. This name is used in reference to the color pattern of this species, which includes more pale spots and stripes than most congeners.
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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.
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Distribution This species is known from the headwaters of the Karnaphuli River drainage in southern Mizoram.

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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.
Furniture The type locality was a river with a moderate current and a substrate of sand and pebble Amblyceps cf. mangois, Mystus bleekeri, and one or more species each of Psilorhynchus, Schistura,Physoschistura and Badis were collected together with the new species.
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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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References A new diminutive sisorid catfish (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes) from northeastern India; Heok Hee Ng,Lalramliana, Samuel Lalronunga.
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Last Update 2016 Apr 28 00:09 (species record created: 2016 Apr 27 22:51)