catfishes

Summary

Summary: Common name of the order Siluriformes. This order contains many families and over 2,000 species, including venomous species. Heteropneustes and Plotosus genera have dangerous stings and are aggressive. Most species are passive stingers.

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  1. Srivastava S, Ratha B. Unusual hepatic mitochondrial arginase in an Indian air-breathing teleost, Heteropneustes fossilis: purification and characterization. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2013;164:133-41 pubmed publisher
    ..fossilis hepatic ARG II showed cross reactivity with a 96 kDa band on native PAGE and a 48 kDa band on SDS-PAGE. The molecular, immunological and kinetic properties suggest uniqueness of the hepatic mitochondrial ARG II in H. fossilis...
  2. Papes S, Ladich F. Effects of temperature on sound production and auditory abilities in the Striped Raphael catfish Platydoras armatulus (Family Doradidae). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e26479 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first study investigating the influence of temperature on both sound production and on hearing abilities in a fish species, namely the neotropical Striped Raphael catfish Platydoras armatulus...
  3. Sun F, Peatman E, Li C, Liu S, Jiang Y, Zhou Z, et al. Transcriptomic signatures of attachment, NF-?B suppression and IFN stimulation in the catfish gill following columnaris bacterial infection. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;38:169-80 pubmed publisher
  4. Arce H M, Reis R, Geneva A, Sabaj Pérez M. Molecular phylogeny of thorny catfishes (Siluriformes: Doradidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013;67:560-77 pubmed publisher
  5. Boulêtreau S, Cucherousset J, Villéger S, Masson R, Santoul F. Colossal aggregations of giant alien freshwater fish as a potential biogeochemical hotspot. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e25732 pubmed publisher
  6. Sridevi P, Chaitanya R, Dutta Gupta A, Senthilkumaran B. FTZ-F1 and FOXL2 up-regulate catfish brain aromatase gene transcription by specific binding to the promoter motifs. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012;1819:57-66 pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge, this study is the first report on the transcriptional regulation of cyp19a1b by FTZ-F1 and FOXL2 in a teleost fish...
  7. Birindelli J, Akama A, Britski H. Comparative morphology of the gas bladder in driftwood catfishes (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae). J Morphol. 2012;273:651-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Eight phylogenetic characters are proposed based on the morphology of the gas bladder and associated structures in species of Auchenipteridae, and the evolution of those characters in the family discussed...
  8. Ninwichian P, Peatman E, Liu H, Kucuktas H, Somridhivej B, Liu S, et al. Second-generation genetic linkage map of catfish and its integration with the BAC-based physical map. G3 (Bethesda). 2012;2:1233-41 pubmed publisher
    ..This integrated map should enable comparative studies with teleost model species as well as provide a framework for ordering and assembling whole-genome scaffolds...
  9. Bhattacharjee M, Laskar B, Dhar B, Ghosh S. Identification and re-evaluation of freshwater catfishes through DNA barcoding. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e49950 pubmed publisher
    b>Catfishes are globally demanded as human food, angling sport and aquariums keeping thus are highly exploited all over the world. North-East India possess high abundance of catfishes and are equally exploited through decades...

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  1. Liu S, Zhang Y, Zhou Z, Waldbieser G, Sun F, Lu J, et al. Efficient assembly and annotation of the transcriptome of catfish by RNA-Seq analysis of a doubled haploid homozygote. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:595 pubmed publisher
    ..To conduct phylogenetic analysis and orthology analysis, full-length transcripts are essential. Generation of large numbers of full-length transcripts using traditional transcript sequencing is very difficult and extremely costly...
  2. Lujan N, Armbruster J. Morphological and functional diversity of the mandible in suckermouth armored catfishes (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). J Morphol. 2012;273:24-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Other newly proposed metrics are hypothesized to predict variation in aspects of mandibular mechanical advantage that may be specific to Loricariidae and perhaps shared with other herbivorous and detritivorous fishes...
  3. Liu H, Guan B, Xu J, Hou C, Tian H, Chen H. Genetic manipulation of sex ratio for the large-scale breeding of YY super-male and XY all-male yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco (Richardson)). Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2013;15:321-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the mono-sex breeding technique by YY super-male yellow catfish is stable and reliable, which has great potential for application in yellow catfish aquaculture...
  4. Nguyen L, Janssen C. Embryo-larval toxicity tests with the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus): comparative sensitivity of endpoints. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2002;42:256-62 pubmed
    ..The sensitivity of the endpoints measured can be summarized as follows: growth > abnormality > larval survival > embryo survival > hatching...
  5. Liu Z. Development of genomic resources in support of sequencing, assembly, and annotation of the catfish genome. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 2011;6:11-7 pubmed publisher
  6. Al Banaw A, Kenngott R, al Hassan J, Mehana N, Sinowatz F. Histochemical analysis of glycoconjugates in the skin of a catfish (arius tenuispinis, day). Anat Histol Embryol. 2010;39:42-50 pubmed publisher
    ..From these data, we can conclude that the mucus produced by the epidermal goblet cells of A. tenuispinis is rich in mannose, N-acetylgalactosamine and N-acetylglucosamine residues...
  7. John P, Prakash A. Bioaccumulation of pesticides on some organs of freshwater catfish Mystus vittatus. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2003;70:1013-6 pubmed
  8. Pariselle A, Lim L, Lambert A. Monogeneans from Pangasiidae (Siluriformes) in Southeast Asia: III. Five new species of Thaparocleidus Jain, 1952 (Ancylodiscoididae) from Pangasius bocourti, P. djambal and P. hypophthalmus. Parasite. 2002;9:207-17 pubmed
    ..combesi n. sp., T. euzeti n. sp., T. komarudini n. sp. and T. sadilii n. sp. P. hypophthalmus: T. caecus, T. siamensis (Lim, 1990) and T. vietnamensis n. sp. P. gigas: no Monogenea were found on this host species...
  9. Serapion J, Kucuktas H, Feng J, Liu Z. Bioinformatic mining of type I microsatellites from expressed sequence tags of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2004;6:364-77 pubmed
    ..Mapping of these gene-derived markers is under way, which will set the foundation for comparative genome analysis in catfish...
  10. Pariselle A, Lim L, Lambert A. Monogeneans from Pangasiidae (Siluriformes) in Southeast Asia: VIII. Four new species of Thaparocleidus Jain, 1952 (Ancylodiscoididae) from Pangasius polyuranodon and P. elongatus. Parasite. 2005;12:23-9 pubmed
    ..2001): T. furcus n. sp., T. infundibulus n. sp., T. sudartoi n. sp. and T. turbinatio n. sp...
  11. Pinton A, Fara E, Otero O. Spine anatomy reveals the diversity of catfish through time: a case study of Synodontis (Siluriformes). Naturwissenschaften. 2006;93:22-6 pubmed
    ..batensoda in the hominid-bearing sector Toros-Menalla (Late Miocene, northern Chad). We show that spine anatomy can be a powerful tool to recognise catfish species through time and thus to identify historical diversity pattern...
  12. Raghuveer K, Senthilkumaran B, Sudhakumari C, Sridevi P, Rajakumar A, Singh R, et al. Dimorphic expression of various transcription factor and steroidogenic enzyme genes during gonadal ontogeny in the air-breathing catfish, Clarias gariepinus. Sex Dev. 2011;5:213-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study reveals that the critical period of gonadal differentiation in catfish starts around 30-40 dph when sex-specific genes showed differential expression...
  13. Lu J, Peatman E, Yang Q, Wang S, Hu Z, Reecy J, et al. The catfish genome database cBARBEL: an informatic platform for genome biology of ictalurid catfish. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011;39:D815-21 pubmed publisher
    ..cBARBEL can be accessed at http://catfishgenome.org...
  14. Saini A, Dua A, Mohindra V, Lakra W. Molecular discrimination of six species of Bagrid catfishes from Indus river system using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA markers. Mol Biol Rep. 2011;38:2961-5 pubmed publisher
    Bagrid catfishes constitute a very important group of fishes having immense commercial importance in south-east countries. The phylogenetic relationships and genome specificity among six species of Bagrid catfishes (Mystus bleekeri, M...
  15. Liu H, Jiang Y, Wang S, Ninwichian P, Somridhivej B, Xu P, et al. Comparative analysis of catfish BAC end sequences with the zebrafish genome. BMC Genomics. 2009;10:592 pubmed publisher
    ..This project was initiated to generate additional BAC end sequences and demonstrate their applications in comparative mapping in catfish...
  16. Pariselle A, Lim L, Lambert A. Monogeneans from Pangasiidae (Siluriformes) in Southeast Asia: X. six new species of Thaparocleidus Jain, 1952 (Ancylodiscoididae) from Pangasius micronema. Parasite. 2006;13:283-90 pubmed
    ..tacitus n. sp., T. summagracilis n. sp., T. portentosus n. sp., T rukyonii n. sp., T. durandi n. sp., and T. lebrunce n. sp. The remaining species is represented by too few individuals to be conclusively described...
  17. Osman A, Mekkawy I, Verreth J, Wuertz S, Kloas W, Kirschbaum F. Monitoring of DNA breakage in embryonic stages of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) after exposure to lead nitrate using alkaline comet assay. Environ Toxicol. 2008;23:679-87 pubmed publisher
  18. German D. Inside the guts of wood-eating catfishes: can they digest wood?. J Comp Physiol B. 2009;179:1011-23 pubmed publisher
    To better understand the structure and function of the gastrointestinal (GI) tracts of wood-eating catfishes, the gross morphology, length, and microvilli surface area (MVSA) of the intestines of wild-caught Panaque nocturnus, P. cf...
  19. Hood J, Vanni M, Flecker A. Nutrient recycling by two phosphorus-rich grazing catfish: the potential for phosphorus-limitation of fish growth. Oecologia. 2005;146:247-57 pubmed
    ..We examined N/P excretion ratios and P demand in two P-rich herbivorous catfishes of the family Loricariidae, Ancistrus triradiatus (hereafter Ancistrus) and Chaetostoma milesi (hereafter ..
  20. Grimm C, Lloyd S, Batista R, Zimba P. Using microwave distillation-solid-phase microextraction--gas chromatography--mass spectrometry for analyzing fish tissue. J Chromatogr Sci. 2000;38:289-96 pubmed
    ..A linear calibration curve is obtained for 0.1 to 5 ppb with a recovery level of 60% at 2.5 ppb. Comparison of the instrumental method with a human flavor checker showed good agreement...
  21. Pariselle A, Lim L, Lambert A. Monogeneans from Pangasiidae (Siluriformes) in Southeast Asia: V. Five new species of Thaparocleidus Jain, 1952 (Ancylodiscoididae) from Pangasius Nasutus. Parasite. 2003;10:317-23 pubmed
    ..2001): T. serpens n. sp. T. ocrea n. sp., T. megagripus n. sp., T. citreum n. sp. and T. alatus n. sp...
  22. Waldbieser G, Bosworth B, Nonneman D, Wolters W. A microsatellite-based genetic linkage map for channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Genetics. 2001;158:727-34 pubmed
    ..7 cM. Seven microsatellite loci were closely linked with the sex-determining locus. The microsatellite loci and genetic linkage map will increase the efficiency of selective breeding programs for channel catfish...
  23. Cioffi C, Pollenz R, Middleton D, Wilson M, Miller N, William Clem L, et al. Oct2 transcription factor of a teleost fish: activation domains and function from an enhancer. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2002;404:55-61 pubmed
    ..The properties of catfish Oct2 activation domains differ depending on whether they are studied in isolation or as components of the intact transcription factor...
  24. Wysocki L, Montey K, Popper A. The influence of ambient temperature and thermal acclimation on hearing in a eurythermal and a stenothermal otophysan fish. J Exp Biol. 2009;212:3091-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The results therefore suggest that the functional temperature dependence of sensory systems may differ depending upon whether a species is physiologically adapted to tolerate a wide or narrow temperature range...
  25. Haddad V, Martins I. Frequency and gravity of human envenomations caused by marine catfish (suborder siluroidei): a clinical and epidemiological study. Toxicon. 2006;47:838-43 pubmed
    ..However, some catfishes do not have poisonous glands next to the sting and cause traumatic wounds without poisoning...
  26. Geerinckx T, Adriaens D. The erectile cheek-spine apparatus in the bristlenose catfish Ancistrus (Loricariidae, Siluriformes), and its relation to the formation of a secondary skull roof. Zoology (Jena). 2006;109:287-99 pubmed
    ..These cranial modifications are greater in males than in females, related to the territorial behavior of the former, in which the erectile spines are usually used...
  27. Kochhann D, Pavanato M, Llesuy S, Correa L, Konzen Riffel A, Loro V, et al. Bioaccumulation and oxidative stress parameters in silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) exposed to different thorium concentrations. Chemosphere. 2009;77:384-91 pubmed publisher
    ..However, in the liver and muscle, these alterations occurred mainly in the lowest waterborne Th level. Metabolic intermediates in the muscle were altered by Th exposure, but no clear relationship was found...
  28. German D, Bittong R. Digestive enzyme activities and gastrointestinal fermentation in wood-eating catfishes. J Comp Physiol B. 2009;179:1025-42 pubmed publisher
    To determine what capabilities wood-eating and detritivorous catfishes have for the digestion of refractory polysaccharides with the aid of an endosymbiotic microbial community, the pH, redox potentials, concentrations of short-chain ..
  29. Raghuveer K, Senthilkumaran B. Identification of multiple dmrt1s in catfish: localization, dimorphic expression pattern, changes during testicular cycle and after methyltestosterone treatment. J Mol Endocrinol. 2009;42:437-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Analysis of dmrt1, sox9a, foxl2 and cyp19a1 expression patterns in MT-treated gonads revealed tissue-specific pattern. These results together suggest that multiple dmrt1s are testis-specific markers in catfish...
  30. Valentincic T, Kralj J, Stenovec M, Koce A, Caprio J. The behavioral detection of binary mixtures of amino acids and their individual components by catfish. J Exp Biol. 2000;203:3307-17 pubmed
    ..The data suggest that a two-step learning process occurs within the olfactory bulb and possibly higher-order telencephalic nuclei...
  31. de Oliveira R, Feldberg E, dos Anjos M, Zuanon J. Occurrence of multiple sexual chromosomes (XX/XY1Y2 and Z1Z1Z2Z2/Z1Z2W1W2) in catfishes of the genus Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Amazon basin. Genetica. 2008;134:243-9 pubmed
    Loricariid catfishes show a predominance of homomorphism in sex chromosomes, but cases of simple and multiple systems were also found. Here we describe two cases of multiple sex chromosome systems in loricariids from Brazilian Amazonia...
  32. Jondeung A, Sangthong P, Zardoya R. The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the Mekong giant catfish (Pangasianodon gigas), and the phylogenetic relationships among Siluriformes. Gene. 2007;387:49-57 pubmed publisher
    ..Pangasiidae was placed as a single lineage without clear affinities...
  33. Cupit P, Lennard M, Hikima J, Warr G, Cunningham C. Characterization of two POU transcription factor family members from the urochordate Oikopleura dioica. Gene. 2006;383:1-11 pubmed
    ..It is concluded that Oct transcription factors capable of functioning in a similar fashion to vertebrate Oct1/2 were present at the phylogenetic level of the urochordates...
  34. Wright J. Diversity, phylogenetic distribution, and origins of venomous catfishes. BMC Evol Biol. 2009;9:282 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Catfishes (Order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of bony fishes that have long been known to include venomous taxa, but ..
  35. Betancur R R, Armbruster J. Molecular clocks provide new insights into the evolutionary history of Galeichthyine sea catfishes. Evolution. 2009;63:1232-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite their name, the Sea Catfishes (Ariidae) have limited dispersal ability, and there are no examples of nearshore ariid genera with a ..
  36. Betancur R R, Acero P A, Bermingham E, Cooke R. Systematics and biogeography of New World sea catfishes (Siluriformes: Ariidae) as inferred from mitochondrial, nuclear, and morphological evidence. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2007;45:339-57 pubmed
    Ariid or sea catfishes include around 150 species that inhabit marine, brackish, and freshwater environments along world's tropical and subtropical continental shelves...
  37. Surget Groba Y, Montoya Burgos J. Optimization of de novo transcriptome assembly from next-generation sequencing data. Genome Res. 2010;20:1432-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The new methods were used to assemble successfully the transcripts of the core set of genes regulating tooth development in vertebrates, while classic de novo assembly failed...
  38. Alexandrou M, Oliveira C, Maillard M, McGill R, Newton J, Creer S, et al. Competition and phylogeny determine community structure in Müllerian co-mimics. Nature. 2011;469:84-8 pubmed publisher
    ..structure and outweigh the positive effects of Müllerian mimicry in a species-rich group of neotropical catfishes. From multiple, independent reproductively isolated allopatric communities displaying convergently evolved ..
  39. Birindelli J, Shibatta O. Morphology of the gas bladder in bumblebee catfishes (Siluriformes, Pseudopimelodidae). J Morphol. 2011;272:890-6 pubmed publisher
    ..on the external wall; the latter feature is present in most species of Pimelodidae, but absent in all other catfishes. The monotypic Lophiosilurus alexandri also has well-developed constrictor muscles, and its gas bladder is ..
  40. Peng Z, Wang J, He S. The complete mitochondrial genome of the helmet catfish Cranoglanis bouderius (Siluriformes: Cranoglanididae) and the phylogeny of otophysan fishes. Gene. 2006;376:290-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the phylogenetic placement of the family Cranoglanididae among siluriform families was also discussed...
  41. Diogo R, Chardon M. Homologies among different adductor mandibulae sections of teleostean fishes, with special regard to catfishes (Teleostei: siluriformes). J Morphol. 2000;243:193-208 pubmed
    ..The adductor mandibulae of numerous catfishes was studied in detail and compared with that of several other teleosts described in the literature...
  42. Peng Z, Ho S, Zhang Y, He S. Uplift of the Tibetan plateau: evidence from divergence times of glyptosternoid catfishes. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;39:568-72 pubmed
  43. Sullivan J, Lundberg J, Hardman M. A phylogenetic analysis of the major groups of catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using rag1 and rag2 nuclear gene sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;41:636-62 pubmed
    Higher-level relationships among catfishes were investigated by parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses of two nuclear genes across 110 catfish species representing 36 of 37 families and Conorhynchos (family incertae sedis)...
  44. Montoya Burgos J. Historical biogeography of the catfish genus Hypostomus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), with implications on the diversification of Neotropical ichthyofauna. Mol Ecol. 2003;12:1855-67 pubmed
  45. Cioffi C, Middleton D, Wilson M, Miller N, Clem L, Warr G. An IgH enhancer that drives transcription through basic helix-loop-helix and Oct transcription factor binding motifs. Functional analysis of the E(mu)3' enhancer of the catfish. J Biol Chem. 2001;276:27825-30 pubmed
    ..The dependence of an Ig enhancer on sites that bind basic helix-loop-helix and Oct transcription factors has not previously been observed and confirms large differences in structure and function between fish and mammalian IgH enhancers...
  46. Pan J, Wang X, Song W, Chen J, Li C, Zhao Q. Molecular cloning and expression pattern of myostatin gene in yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco). DNA Seq. 2007;18:279-87 pubmed
    ..1% identity with cattle Mstn respectively. Employing reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis, we demonstrated that the yellow catfish Mstn gene is expressed in a variety of tissues with varied levels...
  47. Wilcox T, García de León F, Hendrickson D, Hillis D. Convergence among cave catfishes: long-branch attraction and a Bayesian relative rates test. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004;31:1101-13 pubmed
    ..Here we report apparent convergence in two cave-catfishes that were described on morphological grounds as congeners: Prietella phreatophila and Prietella lundbergi...
  48. Amoser S, Ladich F. Diversity in noise-induced temporary hearing loss in otophysine fishes. J Acoust Soc Am. 2003;113:2170-9 pubmed
    ..The results indicate that hearing specialists are affected differently by noise exposure and that acoustic communication might be restricted in noisy habitats...
  49. Linn C, Gafka A. Modulation of a voltage-gated calcium channel linked to activation of glutamate receptors and calcium-induced calcium release in the catfish retina. J Physiol. 2001;535:47-63 pubmed
    ..Inhibition of this calcium current directly or indirectly involves calmodulin and CaM kinase II and represents a possible mechanism used by horizontal cells to affect response properties of these cells...
  50. Chiachio M, Oliveira C, Montoya Burgos J. Molecular systematic and historical biogeography of the armored Neotropical catfishes Hypoptopomatinae and Neoplecostominae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008;49:606-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Loricariidae catfishes are one of the most diverse components of the Neotropical ichthyofauna and despite a long history of ..
  51. Xu P, Wang S, Liu L, Thorsen J, Kucuktas H, Liu Z. A BAC-based physical map of the channel catfish genome. Genomics. 2007;90:380-8 pubmed
    ..The presented physical map should greatly enhance genome research in the catfish, particularly aiding in the identification of genomic regions containing genes underlying important performance traits...
  52. Lechner W, Wysocki L, Ladich F. Ontogenetic development of auditory sensitivity and sound production in the squeaker catfish Synodontis schoutedeni. BMC Biol. 2010;8:10 pubmed publisher
    ..Mochokid catfishes of the genus Synodontis are commonly called squeakers because they produce broadband stridulation sounds during ..
  53. Miller N, Wilson M, Bengten E, Stuge T, Warr G, Clem W. Functional and molecular characterization of teleost leukocytes. Immunol Rev. 1998;166:187-97 pubmed
    ..It is anticipated that such long-term clonal cell lines will be indispensable tools for dissecting the physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of teleost immune responses...