Platytropius siamensis Sauvage, 1883

Siamese flat-barbelled catfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nemasiluroides furcatus Fowler, 1937; Pseudeutropius siamensis Sauvage, 1883


Conservation Status


Last record: between 1975 and 1977

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sauvage, H. E. (1883). Sur une collection de poissons recueillis dans Mè-Nam (Siam) par M. Harmand. ulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) 7: 150-155.


Other references:

Harrison, I.J. and Stiassny, M.L.J. 1999. The Quiet Crisis. A preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are Extinct or “Missing in Action". In: R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.) Extinctions in Near Time, pp. 271-331. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

Hora, S.L. 1937. Geographical distribution of Indian freshwater fishes and its bearing on the probable land connections between India and the adjacent countries. Current Science 5(7): 351-356.

Ng, H. H. (2011a). Platytropius siamensis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 18 June 2011.

Ng, H.H. 2011b. Platytropius siamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T180996A7657156. Downloaded on 26 June 2021.

Smith, H.M. 1945. The fresh-water fishes of Siam, or Thailand. United States Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.


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