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Scientific Name Hemisilurus moolenburghi  Weber & de Beaufort, 1913
Common Name
Type Locality Batang Hari River, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pronunciation Ham mee see loo russ - moo lern berg ee
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and Silurus, the word for catfish. Named after P. H. Moolenburgh, who collected the fish.
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Size 500mm or 19.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species is diagnosed by its distinctive barbel morphology, especially in the females.
Sexing Females are more deeper bodied and have longer maxillary barbels (reaching just to opercle) with feathery extensions at the tip. Males are more slender, have shorter, simple maxillary barbels (not reaching opercle), and prominent serrations on the posterior edge ofthe pectoral spine.
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Distribution Asia: Sumatra and western Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Fishes Indo-Australian Archipelago v. 2, pp 212, Figs. 84-85.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 25 00:49 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 10:02)