|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Bagrichthys hypselopterus (Bleeker, 1852)|
|Common Name(s)||Blacklancer Catfish|
|Type Locality||Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||bag RICK thiss - hip serl opp terr uss|
|Etymology||Bagrichthys: From bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names, and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish. From the Greek hypselos, meaning high and pterygion, meaning fin. In reference to the greatly elongate dorsal spine of this species.|
|Size||300mm (11.8") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp. |
|Identification||Members of the highly specialized and unusually-shaped bagrid catfish genus
Bagrichthys Bleeker, 1858, live in large muddy rivers throughout Southeast Asia and
are characterised by their elongate and laterally compressed caudal peduncle, the
dorsally-directed serrations on the posterior edge of the dorsal-fin spine, gill membranes
united but free from the isthmus, and a long adipose fin without a free posterior
margin (Roberts, 1989).
It is very unlikely this fish has ever been available to the aquarium hobby. We can but hope.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate genital papilla and longer barbels.|
|Distribution||Sumatra and Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Feeding||In the wild, the fish are detritivorous.|
|References||Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indiëv. 3 - pp588|
|Registered Keepers||(1) JAYcarreon.
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|Last Update||2004 Apr 27 00:00 (species record created: 2003 Feb 21 00:00)|