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Clupisoma longianale (Huang, 1981)

Image contributors to this species:

Freshwater Fishes of China in Coloured Illustrations (1)   

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search


Relevant Information:

This is only the third species in the nine Clupisoma genera recorded that is found in China. The other two are Clupisoma nujiangense and Clupisoma sinense. Oviparous, eggs are unguarded with distinct pairing of the adults. Remarks: Clupisoma longianale is still listed in Fishbase as being Clupisoma longianalis and in the Schilbeidae family but it is updated in The Catalog of Fishes as in the family Ailiidae and renamed as Clupisoma longianale.

Common Name:



Platytropius longianalis, Clupisoma longianalis




Asia: Mekong River, Lancangjiang River. Type locality: Puer county, Xiaoganlanba, Yunnan, China.


13cm ( 5ins)


22-24°C (71-75°F)




Hwang, H.C., I.Y. Chen and P.C. Yueh, 1988 The freshwater fishes of China in colored illustrations. Vol. 2 Shanghai Sciences and Technology Press, Shanghai, China. 201 p.
Chen, X.-Y., C.J. Ferraris Jr. and J.-X. Yang, 2005. A new species of catfish of the genus Clupisoma (Siluriformes: Schilbidae) from the Salween River, Yunnan, China. Copeia 2005(3):566-570.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2019.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2019 )



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