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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia ribeiroi  (Hora, 1921)
Common Name Dusky Long Cat
Type Locality Khoila River, tributary of Tista at Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling District, Himalayas, West Bengal, India.
Synonym(s) Glyptothorax ribeiroi, Laguvia ribeiroi
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah
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Size 35mm or 1.4" 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.

Easily distinguished by its small size, presence of an adhesive thoracic apparatus and the presence of bony processes on the skull above the humeral region and on the scapular region below the pectoral-fin base. The last feature is more in common with genera of the family Erethistidae hence its current placement.
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Distribution Ganges and Brahmaputra River drainages: India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 16.0-24.0°C or 60.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Needs well oxygenated water.
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Feeding Live/frozen food preferred.
Furniture A sandy bottom and enough rocks/driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling species that should be kept in a group of at least 4. Best kept in a well-oxygenated tank, preferably with some current. Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.
Suggested Tankmates Cyprinids like Barilius and Danio and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species.
Breeding Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 22 (pt 5, no. 33), pp741, Pl. 29 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2014 Jan 19 04:33 (species record created: 2002 Dec 30 00:00)