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Clupisoma sinense (Huang, 1981)

Image contributors to this species:

Fishes of Mainland Southeast Asia (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google


Relevant Information:

This is a less common species of Clupisoma opposed to C. prateri. Remarks: Clupisoma sinense 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:



Platytropius sinensis, Laides sinensis, Clupisoma sinensis




Asia: main stem of the Mekong as far upstream as Yunnan Province, China. Also found in the Pahang River, Malaysia. Type locality: Puer county, Xiaoganlanba, Yunnan, China.


31cm.SL (12½ins)


22 -26°C (71-79°F)




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
Kano Y, Adnan MSB, Grudpan C, Grudpan J, Magtoon W, Musikasinthorn P, Natori Y, Ottomanski S, Praxaysonbath B, Phongsa K, Rangsiruji A, Shibukawa K, Shimatani Y, So N, Suvarnaraksha A, Thach P, Thanh PN, Tran DD, Utsugi K, Yamashita T (2013) An online database on freshwater fish diversity and distribution in Mainland Southeast Asia. Ichthyological Research 60: 293-295.
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p.



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