Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Cranoglanididae
Etymology: Cranoglanis: Greek, kranion = skull + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Kwangsi-Province in China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 43.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40536); max. published weight: 2.2 kg (Ref. 557)
soft rays: 28 - 29. No scale, straight and complete lateral line. Short dorsal fin, the highest ray almost equals the length of the head. Long maxillary barbel reaches to the middle of the pectoral fin. Swimming bladder is heart-shaped, divided into three chambers. Olive colored body, gradually become white starting from the stomach. All fins white gray (Ref. 40536).
Found in river bottom with clear water flows. Lives on shrimps and small fishes. Fish delicious and main edible of the Zhujiang River valley (Ref. 45563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nelson, J.S., 1994. Fishes of the world. Third edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. 600 p. (Ref. 7463)
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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .