Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Sisorinae
Etymology: Sisor: Local name for the fish in Bengal and Bihar; torosus: From the Latin torosus, meaning stout, in reference to the relatively deep body of this species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Ganges River basin in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55921)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Differs from other members of the genus in having a relatively deep body (body depth at anus 6.0-7.8% SL vs. 4.2-5.8), anterior edge of pectoral spine with 29-34 serrations while posterior edge with 12-18 serrations. Can be differentiated further from Sisor rheophilus in having a wider nuchal plate (width 1.2-1.3 times length vs. width equal to length) (Ref. 55921).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2003. A revision of the south Asian sisorid catfish genus Sisor (Teleostei: Siluriformes). J. Nat. Hist. 37:2871-2883. (Ref. 55921)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00236 - 0.01221), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).