|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Bagarius rutilus Ng & Kottelat, 2000|
|Type Locality||Market in Hanoi, Viet Nam.|
|Etymology||Bagarius: From the Bengali name of the fish (Vaghari).|
|Size||1000mm (39.4") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Can be differentiated from its congeners in the combination of following characters: skin heavily keratinized, cranium and interneural covered with numerous large, elongate tubercles, supraoccipital and interneural without sharp ridges, skin above neural spines anterior and posterior to adipose fin never forming distinct ridges, slender elongate neural spines, elliptical eyes, body depth at anus 11.0-12.3 %SL, head width 20.3-21.7 %SL, snout length 51.4-54.7 %HL, eye diameter 4.1-8.1 %HL; 12-13 pectoral-fin rays; caudal fin with 8-9 rays; 23-24 preanal vertebrae; adipose fin with short base and angular dorsal margin; dark yellow on dorsal and lateral surfaces of head and body, fading to light yellow on ventral region; dorsal surfaces of head and body with three darkly pigmented (brown) bands or blotches; a few small brown spots irregularly distributed throughout lighter parts of body; light yellow fins with a variable pattern of small brown spots distributed irregularly, orange fins in life. Adipose origin in front or above anal fin origin; longitudinal diameter of eye 12-24 times in HL|
|Distribution||Asia: Nam Xam and Nam Ma basins in Laos and Red River basin in Viet Nam and Yunnan, China.
Red River (Asia) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Laos Waters, Nam Ma (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Laos Waters, Nam Xam (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|References||J. South Asian Nat. Hist. v. 5 (no. 1) 10 Fig. 3|
|Registered Keepers||(1) arapaima.
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|Last Update||2011 Oct 08 12:56 (species record created: 2006 Sep 26 08:06)|
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