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Jump to next section Summary of Pseudomystus
Pronounced SUE doh MIST uss
Etymology From the Greek pseudos, meaning lie, and mystus, a genus of bagrid catfishes. In reference to the overall similarity of the two genera.
Identification Members of the bagrid genus Pseudomystus are small- to mid-sized freshwater catfish endemic to Southeast Asia.Pseudomystus are commonly found in swamps and rivers throughout Southeast Asia. They can be differentiated from Leiocassis by a relatively short snout and a subterminal mouth. Many Pseudomystus have a color pattern of contrasting vertical bars or blotches.
Size Smallest 42mm, largest 150mm, average 98mm, most commonly 150mm. All SL.
Species There are 20 "species" in the database
Keepers 7 species (35%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Pseudomystus siamensis (69.23%)
2. Pseudomystus leiacanthus (14.53%)
3. Pseudomystus cf. stenomus (6.84%)
4. Pseudomystus heokhuii (4.27%)
5. Pseudomystus funebris (2.56%)
6. Pseudomystus stenogrammus (1.71%)
7. Pseudomystus mahakamensis (0.85%)

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