|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemibagrus caveatus Ng, Wirjoatmodjo & Hadiaty, 2001|
|Type Locality||Sungai Soraya, a tributary of Sungai Alas, Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||HEM ee BAG russ - cahv ee ah tuss|
|Etymology||From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. From the Latin cavea, meaning cage; in reference to the cage-like pattern of stripes and bars on the sides of the body.|
|Size||200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Members of the genus Hemibagrus are bagrid catfishes that can attain standard lengths of up to 800 mm and are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent,Southeast and East Asia. Members of this genus have depressed heads,rugose head shields not covered by skin,a slender occipital process and moderately long adipose fins.
Hemibagrus caveatus falls under the H. menoda species group and is easily distinguished by the pattern of black bars/stripes forming a grid like pattern on the sides of the body.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate gential papilla in front of the anal fin.|
|General Remarks||Although only specimens up to 200 mm SL have been observed this species probably reaches at least 400 mm SL like all other Hemibagrus.|
|Distribution||Known only from the Alas River drainage in northern Sumatra.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Alas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 49 (no. 2), pp 359, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 25 14:07 (species record created: 2003 Feb 21 00:00)|