ts the penultimate month of 2017 and we head to Asia
for an interesting group
of fishes that have captivated many catfish
lovers over the years due to
their unusual mode of stability in the mountain streams
where they are adapted to live
by using the adhesive apparatus on the underside to
attach themselves to rocks, and prevent them being
is distinguished from all other sisorid genera by
having an adhesive apparatus on the thorax with with
grooves parallel or oblique to the longitudinal axis
of the body (vs. thoracic adhesive grooves transverse
to the longitudinal axis of the body in Pseudecheneis,
and thoracic adhesive apparatus absent in all other
- showing the corrugated thoracic
lampris is found over course substrates
in medium-sized upland rivers of the Mekong and Chao
Phrya basins and like other members of this genus,
its diet consists of aquatic insect larvae.
Asia:Chao Phraya and Mekong drainages, China,
Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. Type locality:
Chieng Mai [Chao Phraya drainage], N. Thailand.
Caudal peduncle slender, depth
about 3 times in its length; body and head covered
by rough tubercles of very heterogeneous sizes.
Greyish brown body with 3 dark
brown saddles (under dorsal, adipose and at the caudal
base), connected by a dark mid-lateral stripe, leaving
pale oval patches.
Care & Compatibility
This is a cool water species
of which most of this genera are. A good water flow
is also important with high oxygen levels. Other Asian
tank mates such as Rasboras, danios, devario's and
No reports of
sexual differences. Although it is believed that the
females are more rotund ventrically than the males
when viewed from above.
Live foods such as white worms,
small earthworms and aquatic insect larvae like bloodworms
and similar chironomids, should make up the majority
of their weekly diet. They will also accept frozen
foods such as bloodworm.
finlike projection without rays, behind the rayed
dorsal fin. Caudal peduncle: The narrow part
of a fish's body to which the caudal or tail fin is
attached. Dorsal: The primary rayed fin(s)
on top of the body. Pectoral
paired fins just behind the head.
With a carved breast-plate.
R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2008. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version (01/2009). Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page;
30 October 2006. Genera of the Asian Catfish Families
Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes)
(Zootaxa 1345). Rainboth, W.J.,
1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification
field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. Kottelat, M.,
2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo
5, Sri Lanka. 198 p.