Distinguished from congeners in having the following
characters: body pale brown; rhomboidal-shaped thoracic
adhesive apparatus almost covering the entire thoracic
area; snout strongly projecting with the premaxillary
teeth partially exposed when the mouth is closed;
and caudal peduncle short (8.8-14.7 % SL) and deep.Habitat: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.
P. austrina is restricted to a limited range
in the Western Ghats. Aquarium Care:
In captivity they need cool and well oxygenated water
for long term survival and they also have to be housed
with peaceful tankmates. Diet: They
need a good supply of live foods to keep them healthy.
Remarks: Ferraris (2007) 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. In Eschmeyer's Catalog
of Fishes the current name is valid and it is placed
in the Sisoridae family.
Asia: Kunthi River,
a tributary of Bharathapuzha River originating from
the Western Ghats in Peninsular India.
7.0-8.0 cm. (2¾-3¼ins)
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Ng, 2010. Pseudolaguvia austrina, a new species
of sisorid catfish (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) from
Peninsular India. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 21(4):377-383.