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Clupisoma prateri Hora, 1937

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google


Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 41 - 46; Vertebrae: 48 - 50. A species of Clupisoma in which the pectoral spine extends at least to the base of the pelvic fin, the abdomen is markedly keeled from the level of the pectoral-fin origin to the anus, pectoral fin with 12 or 13 segmented rays, anal fin with 37 to 41 branched rays, and first gill arch with at least 20 rakers. The body is silvery, except for a dorsal greenish band that extends only slightly ventral of the middorsal line of the body. D. II, 7; A. iv-v, 37-41; Pt. I, 12-13; Pv. i, 5. Barbels in four pairs: one pair of nasal barbels, one pair of axillary barbels, two pairs of mental barbels, and one pair of inner mental barbels. Remarks: Clupisoma prateri is still listed in Fishbase as being in the Schilbeidae family but it is updated in The Catalog of Fishes as in the family Ailiidae.

Common Name:







Asia: widely distributed in the lower and middle reaches of the Irrawaddy River, the lower reaches of the Salween River, and the Bago and Sittang rivers of Myanmar.


22cm.SL (8¾ins)


22 -26°C (71-79°F)


6.0 -7.0.


Ferraris, C.J. Jr. 2004 A new species of the Asian schilbid catfish genus Clupisoma from Myanmar, with a redescription of Clupisoma prateri Hora (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes: Schilbidae). Zootaxa 437:1-10.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version



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