Adrian Taylor (2)
Allan James (1)Ian
Choy Heng Wah (1)
This species was referred
to as Hara filamentosa mainly due to it having
an exceedingly long extension to the top ray of the
caudal fin, which was diagnosed as a prominent feature
by Blyth in 1860 in his description of Hara filamentosa.
However, Erethistes (Hara) filamentosa
as diagnosed by Ng & Kottelat (2007) comes from
an area further south and therefore from a different
drainage system. In Ferraris 2007, Erithistes
has been moved back to its original placement in the
Sisoridae family which had been moved there by de
Pinna in 1996, along with Conta, Erethistoides,
Hara and Pseudolaguvia. At the
present moment (Jan. 2010) there are still conflicting
views on this species and family. Remarks:There are some publications that sight the
Hara species as being relocated into the
Sisoridae familydue to a paper published
in 2006 by Ichthyologists Alfred W Thompson &
Lawrence M. Page of the Florida Museum of Natural
History. Ferraris (2007) also stated that the Erethistidae
be moved back into the Sisoridae family but we at
ScotCat are at the moment (2021) still keeping it
and the Erithistidae family until further scientific
work is carried out on this poorly documented genera
and family. Fishbase still has this species as Hara
mesembrina but this name is treated as a synomyn
in Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes where the current
valiidity is Erethistes longissimus and also
placed in the Sisoridae family.
Asia: Irrawaddy river
drainage system; Kachin state, Myanmar (Burma).
Adrian Taylor:pers. comm. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007.
Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.