(Catfishes) > Bagridae
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale; anadromo (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: countries bordering the eastern Indian Ocean, from India to Indonesia and Viet Nam. Reported from Pakistan (Ref. 4833).
Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 41236); common length : 15.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 6028)
Primarily a brackish water fish that enters and lives in fresh water. In freshwater, adults occur mainly in larger water bodies (rivers and streams) with mud or clay substrates, and rarely found in smaller streams. Form schools of 10 to 25 individuals. Diurnal. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205).
Pethiyagoda, R., 1991. Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 362 p. (Ref. 6028)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Age/SizeAccrescimentoLength-weightLength-lengthLength-frequenciesMorfometriaMorfologiaLarveDinamica popolazioni larvaliReclutamentoAbbondanzaBRUVS
CollaboratoriImmaginiStamps, Coins Misc.SuoniCiguateraVelocitàModalità di nuotoArea branchialeOtolithsCervelliVista
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00813 - 0.01289), b=3.02 (2.96 - 3.08), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179
): Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 387 [153, 973] mg/100g ; Iron = 2.1 [1.1, 4.3] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.4 [15.2, 17.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.467 [0.174, 1.109] g/100g ; Selenium = 94.7 [23.9, 293.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 33.2 [8.0, 126.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.48 [0.81, 2.55] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.