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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia foveolata  Ng, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality India: West Bengal: Tista River at Tista barrage.
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - foe vee oh lah tah
Etymology From the Latin foveola, meaning pit, in reference to the large median depression in the thoracic adhesive apparatus of this species. An adjective.
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Size 30mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the genus Pseudolaguvia are small erethistid catfishes inhabiting hill streams and large rivers in the area bordered by the Ganges River drainage (northern India) to the west and the Sittang River drainage (east-central Myanmar) to the east. They can be distinguished from other sisorids by their small size,a combination of a thoracic adhesive apparatus with a median depression and prominent postcoracoid processes.

Differs from congeners in having a shorter thoracic adhesive apparatus, a more slender and more elongate body.
Sexing Not known.
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Distribution Known from the Tista River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River in northern West Bengal state in India.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Tista (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 23.0-24.0°C or 73.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Needs well oxygenated water.
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Feeding Live/frozen food preferred, but can adapt to small particulate prepared food.
Furniture Fine sand for the bottom and smooth pebbles / rocks.The presence of plants will also help. Pseudolaguvia foveolata was collected from a deep area of the Tista River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River. The water was turbid and the area in which the holotype was collected had a mixed rocky / sandy bottom.
Compatibility A peaceful, shoaling species that should be kept in a group of at least 4. Best kept in a well-oxygenated tank, preferably with some current.
Suggested Tankmates Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids. Other species collected along with Pseudolaguvia foveolata include Aspidoparia morar, Barilius bendelisis,B. shacra, B. vagra, Crossocheilus latius, Carra lissorhynchus , Canthophrys gongota ,Psilorhynchus balitora, P. sucatio ,Lepidocephalichthys guntea ,Acanthocobitis botia, Schistura savona , Amblyceps mangois , Batasio tengana , Erethistoides sp. and Parambassis ranga .
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Pseudolaguvia foveolata, a new catfish (Teleostei: Erethistidae) from northeast India Heok Hee Ng
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Last Update 2010 Nov 25 12:24 (species record created: 2004 Nov 27 00:00)