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Jump to next section Summary of Heteropneustes
Etymology Heteropneustes: From the Greek heteros, meaning other and pneo, meaning to breathe; in reference to the ability of the fish to utilize atmospheric oxygen.
Sexing In dorsal or ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
Size Smallest 150mm, largest 500mm, average 306mm, most commonly 500mm. All SL.
Species There are 3 "species" in the database
Keepers 2 species (66%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Heteropneustes fossilis (96.55%)
2. Heteropneustes kemratensis (3.45%)
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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Heteropneustes species

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