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Scientific Name Pseudolaguvia permaris  Vijayakrishnan, Praveenraj & Mishra, 2023
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Type Locality Kuakhai River, Mahanadi River basin, Bhubaneswar, Khordha district, Odisha, India, 20°20'26.865"N, 85°52'10.64"E, elevation 23 meters.
Pronunciation sue doh lah GOO vee ah - per ma ris.
Etymology The specific name is the Latin adjective ‘per maris’, meaning ‘by the sea’. This name is used in reference to the proximity of the type locality to the Bay of Bengal (~50 kms).
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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.
General Remarks The type series was collected in summer when the river was less than a metre deep. The specimens were collected from marginal vegetation consisting of Vallisneria sp., Hydrilla sp. and Aponogeton sp. The substrate comprised sand and clayey soil, with sections of small to medium-sized pebbles. Barilius bendelisis, Pethia ticto, P. conchonius, Devario devario, Danio rerio, Badis badis, Mastacembelus armatus and Macrognathus pancalus were collected along with this species.
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Distribution Likely to be distributed throughout the Mahanadi River drainage.
Indian waters, Mahanadi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Known to take only live food like blood worms, frozen brine shrimp etc. Spot feeding will help in case tank mates are voracious feeders. User data.
Compatibility A peaceful species suitable for a hillstream biotope. Extreme care should be taken while choosing their tankmates as these fish are extremely poor at competing for food.
Suggested Tankmates Cyprinids like Barilius and Danio and Balitorine loaches like Homaloptera species.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 5297 (no. 2), pp 272, Figs. 1-2, 4A.
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Last Update 2023 Dec 28 09:05 (species record created: 2023 May 31 21:41)