Parachiloglanis hodgarti (Hora, 1923)
Torrent catfish
Parachiloglanis hodgarti
photo by Rana, A.S.

Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Glyptosterninae
Max. size:  6.62 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: India and Bangladesh. Reported from Nepal (Ref. 12045) and Tibet (Ref. 32617).
Diagnosis:  Parachiloglanis hodgarti is distinguished from its only congener P. bhutanensis by having lateral-line pores greatly reduced or absent (vs. 35-40 large lateral-line pores running the length of the body from the posterior edge of the head to the caudal base), shorter adipose fin height 2.2-4.3% SL (vs. 4.2-4.6% SL, large fleshy adipose fin), shallower head depth 36-45% HL (vs. 47-59% HL), shorter inner- and outer-mandibular barbels (5.2-11.0% HL vs. 11.0-16.5% HL, and 14.2-23.6% HL vs. 23.9-31.8% HL, respectively), indented to lunate caudal fin (vs. truncate), and presence of black and white markings on caudal fin (vs. absence) (Ref. 97387).
Biology:  Inhabits torrential streams (Ref. 4833). Occurs in mountain rapids (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.08.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.02.16
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 25.11.99

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