Silurichthys ligneolus Ng & Tan, 2011
Brown leaf catfish
photo by Ng, H.H.

 Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
 Max. size:  5.53 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia (southern Borneo).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 2-2; Anal soft rays: 44-45; Vertebrae: 46-48. This species is distinguished from congeners in having the following set of characters: depth at anus 9.1-11.0% SL; caudal peduncle depth 4.7-5.5% SL; eye diameter 6.7-9.8% HL; pelvic fins present; anal-fin rays 44-45; principal rays on the lower caudal-fin lobe 3-4, lower lobe of caudal fin indistinct; vertebrae 46-48; one gill raker on the first branchial arch; body uniformly brown. Based on the morphology of its caudal fin, this species is hypothesized to be the sister taxon of S. sanguineus (Ref. .86600).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.03.11

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