|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tachysurus trilineatus (Zheng, 1979)|
|Common Name(s)||Highway Catfish|
|Type Locality||Mountain stream in Luofu Shan, Boluo Xian, Guangdong Province, China.|
|Synonym(s)||Leiocassis trilineatus, Pseudobagrus trilineatus|
|Pronunciation||try lin knee ah tuss|
|Etymology||The specific epithet comes from the Latin tres, meaning three and linea, meaning line; in reference to the color pattern.|
|Size||76mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Tachysurus can be identified by an extrascapular without a laterosensory canal, and a pterotic with a broad lateral laminar expansion. It is among the most speciose catfish groups in East Asia and its members inhabit habitats ranging from fast-flowing hillstreams to large rivers.
Easily distinguished by its elongate body, long adipose fin and attractive colouration.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.|
|General Remarks||Found in hillstreams with moderate to swift current and a predominantly rocky bottom.|
|Distribution||Dongjiang drainage (part of the Zhujiang [Pearl River] drainage) in southern China.
China Waters, Zhujiang (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.4 - 7.6|
|Temperature||16.0-23.0°C or 60.8-73.4°F (Show others within this range)|
|References||Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica v. 4 (no. 2), pp 182 (English p. 183), Fig. 1|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Silurus, (2) lordotterby, (3) scotty105, (4) jessey.
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- CotM 2006 June
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 05 10:24 (species record created: 2003 May 11 00:00)|