Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Siluridae
Etymology: Ceratoglanis: Greek, keras, -atos = horn + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Citarum drainage in Java, the Batang Hari and Siak drainages in Sumatra, the Pahang drainage in Peninsular Malaysia and the Baram, Barito, Kapuas, and Rejang drainages in Borneo. Reports of this species from the Chao Phraya drainage are misidentifications of Ceratoglanis pachynema.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38651)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 98 - 108;
Vertebrae: 62 - 65. Snout with a steep ventral profile (ventral angle of snout 20°-26°), relatively more anal-fin rays (98-108), and smaller eyes (eye diameter 10.7% - 14.0% HL) that are set further apart (interorbital distance 35.4 - 40.9% HL). Mature males have membranous extensions on only the anterior edge of the maxillary barbel.
In Kapuas Lakes area in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, fishermen reported that this species inhabits rivers and major streams with moderate to fast current (Ref. 56749). Appears to be predatory in nature, feeding on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 38651) and fish (Ref. 56749).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 1999. A review of the Southeast Asian catfish genus Ceratoglanis (Siluriformes: Siluridae), with the description of a new species from Thailand. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 51(9):385-395. (Ref. 38651)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00285 - 0.01163), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.58 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .