|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemisilurus moolenburghi Weber & de Beaufort, 1913|
|Type Locality||Batang Hari R., 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.|
|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.|
|Distribution||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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|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Fish. Indo-Aust. Arch.v. 2 - pp212 - Figs. 84-85|
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|Last Update||-1 Nov 30 00:00 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 10:02)|