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Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794)
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Heteropneustes fossilis ( Bloch , 1794 )

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes (Catfishes) > Heteropneustidae (Airsac catfishes)
Etymology: Heteropneustes: Greek, heteros = other + Greek, pneo = to breath (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Bloch .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: ? - 30; depth range ? - 1 m (Ref. 105091 ). Tropical; 21°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060 ); 33°N - 5°N, 64°E - 97°E

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Asia: Pakistan and Sri Lanka to Myanmar. Introduced elsewhare.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 12 - ? cm
Max length : 41.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125280 ); max. published weight: 400.00 g (Ref. 125280 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274 ); Adults found mainly in ponds, ditches, swamps and marshes, but sometimes occur in muddy rivers. Recorded as having been or being farmed in rice fields (Ref. 119549 ). Can tolerate slightly brackish water. Omnivorous. Breed in confined waters during the monsoon months, but can breed in ponds, derelict ponds and ditches when sufficient rain-water accumulates. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205 ). In great demand due to its medicinal value. Venomous fish, from its pectoral spines (Ref. 94495 ).

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Eggs are deposited in a depression usually excavated by both parents in mud, in shallow water. Parents guard the eggs and young until they can fend for themselves which lasts for about one month (Ref. 6028 ).

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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. 130435 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 11 August 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 4716 )





Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial; aquaculture: commercial; aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00437 (0.00195 - 0.00975), b=3.08 (2.88 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.6   ±0.3 se; based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.23; tm=1; Fec=4,200). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100). Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown . Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 148 [78, 332] mg/100g; Iron = 1.86 [1.01, 3.31] mg/100g; Protein = 16.8 [15.3, 18.3] %; Omega3 = 0.144 [0.070, 0.301] g/100g; Selenium = 55.9 [27.3, 116.7] μg/100g; VitaminA = 14.2 [6.2, 34.2] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.19 [0.78, 2.05] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.

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