Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Schilbeidae
Etymology: Eutropiichthys: Greek, eutropheia = well fed + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; pelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94839); max. published weight: 1.4 kg (Ref. 4833)
Found in rivers, canals and tidal waters. Feed on small fish and insects. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205). An excellent food fish.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, i-xxii + 543-1158, 1 pl. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00512 - 0.00853), b=2.95 (2.88 - 3.02), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.63 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 1.2 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K>0.5).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 298 [124, 647] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.965 [0.377, 3.545] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.5 [14.5, 18.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.162 [0.084, 0.309] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.1 [11.5, 62.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 23.5 [9.3, 65.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.46 [1.00, 2.09] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.