You can sponsor this page

Mystus alasensis  Ng & Hadiaty, 2005

Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Mystus alasensis
Mystus alasensis
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical fish in this Family.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335);  alasensis: Name derived from the Sungai Alas (Alas River) drainage.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Sungai Alas drainage in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55439)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14; Vertebrae: 38 - 41. Distinguished from all other Southeast Asian congeners, except Mystus castaneus, M. impluviatus and M. nigriceps by the following combination of characters: a moderately long (29-37% SL), low adipose-fin, uniform body color, fossa on midline of the cranium not reaching to the base of the supraoccipital process and extremely long maxillary barbels that reach beyond the base of the caudal fin (Ref. 55439). Differs from M. castaneus, M. impluviatus and M. nigriceps in lacking a dark triangular mark at the base of the caudal fin. Further differs from M. nigriceps in having a longer (34.3-36.3% SL vs. 26.3-31.4), deeper (6.7-7.5% SL vs. 4.1-6.0) adipose fin and longer pelvic fins (17.6-20.2% SL vs. 13.4-16.7); and from M. castaenus and M. impluviatus in having a more gently-sloping dorsal profile of the head. Differs also from M. impluviatus in lacking (vs. presence) of fontanel on the supraoccipital and having a deeper adipose fin (6.7-7.5% SL vs. 4.7-6.0) (Ref. 55439).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, H.H. and R.K. Hadiaty, 2005. Two new bagrid catfish (Teleostei: Bagridae) from the Alas River drainage, northern Sumatra. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1):83-92. (Ref. 55439)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources