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Jump to next section Summary of Bagrichthys
Pronounced bag RICK thiss
Etymology Bagrichthys: From bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names, and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish.
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).
Size Smallest 160mm, largest 300mm, average 237mm, most commonly 300mm. All SL.
Species There are 6 "species" in the database
Keepers 2 species (33%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Bagrichthys macracanthus (96.67%)
2. Bagrichthys hypselopterus (3.33%)

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