|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leiocassis micropogon (Bleeker, 1852)|
|Common Name(s)||Bumble Bee Cat|
|Type Locality||Tjirutjup R., Blitong, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||Lee eye oh KAH siss - mike row poe gone|
|Etymology||Leiocassis: From the Greek leios (smooth) and cassis (helmet); in reference to the covering of skin and muscle on the head of the fish. The specific epithet comes from the Greek mikros, meaning small, and pogon, meaning beard. In reference to the short and very fine barbels of the fish.|
|Size||185mm (7.3") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The bagrid catfish genus Leiocassis is diagnosed by an elongate narrow head, prominently protruding snout, origin of the adductor mandibulae extending onto the cranial roof, prominent anterior process of the hypurapophysis, hypertrophied posterior process of the cleithrum, third
pharyngobranchial bearing flanges on posterior and medial surfaces, and the branch of the supraorbital canal leading to the infraorbitals exiting from the frontal (Mo, 1991). The genus is known only from Sundaic Southeast Asia.
Can be distinguished by its slender body and the occipital process not in contact with the nuchal plate.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate genital papilla that is easily noticeable.|
|Distribution||Known throughout Sundaic Southeast Asia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|pH||6.0 - 7.4|
|Temperature||20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show others within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Strong current/good oxygenation preferred.|
|Feeding||Will take most foods readily. although it shows a preference for live/frozen food.|
|Furniture||Inhabits clear, swiftly flowing forested streams with sandy or rocky bottoms; hides under submerged logs or rocks with some leaf litter in the swifter parts of the stream. Provide enough driftwood for cover.|
|Compatibility||Suitable for a community tank. Conspecifics are territorial, so ensure that there are enough hiding places.|
|References||Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indiëv. 3 - pp94|
|Registered Keepers||(1) franksaquarium, (2) robertsindyrat (p: 2).
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|Last Update||2004 Nov 23 00:00 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)|