Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Ailiidae
Etymology: Proeutropiichthys: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, eutrophia = well fed + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Western Ghats, Kerala and Maharashtra in India.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 19 - ? cm
Max length : 42.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43629); common length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)
Found in freshwater and tidal rivers (Ref. 41236). Feed on the surface and water column; mainly on surface dwelling insects (Ref. 43629). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
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. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00248 - 0.01110), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 4.1 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.27).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100).