Description:Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Distinguished from other
species of Pseudolaguvia in having a combination
of the following characters: total vertebrae 28-29;
one or more distinct pale bands encircling body; eye
diameter 10-15% HL; interorbital distance 35-38% HL;
head width 21.5-23.5% SL; thoracic adhesive apparatus
reaching beyond base of last pectoral-fin ray; pectoral
spine length 26.9-32.9% SL; dorsal spine length 23.4-29.0%
SL; dorsal spine with anterior edge smooth or with
rugose surface only on distal third of spine; body
depth at anus 16.9-19.0% SL; length of adipose-fin
base 12.5-15.4% SL; caudal peduncle length 14.8-17.7%
SL; caudal peduncle depth 7.4-9.8% SL; and caudal-fin
length 26.5-32.4% SL. Remarks: Ferraris
(2007) stated that the Erethistidae be moved back
into the Sisoridae family and depending on what literature
you have accessed, be it books or the internet, there
are conflicting views on what family it belongs to,
Erethistidae or Sisoridae. In Eschmeyer's Catalog
of Fishes the current name is valid and it is placed
in the Sisoridae family.
River drainage in India. Type locality:
India, Sille river, East Siang district, Arunachal
Ng, H,H. and L. Tamang,
2012. Pseudolaguvia viriosa, a new catfish (Teleostei:
Sisoridae) from north-eastern India. Zootaxa 3522:81-88.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2017. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2017 ).