Cat-eLog Right Bagridae Right Tachysurus  |  | 

Down Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Tachysurus trilineatus  (Zheng, 1979)
Common Name Highway Catfish
Type Locality Mountain stream in Luofu Shan, Boluo Xian, Guangdong Province, China.
Synonym(s) Leiocassis trilineatus, Pseudobagrus trilineatus
Pronunciation try lin knee ah tuss
Etymology The specific epithet comes from the Latin tres, meaning three and linea, meaning line; in reference to the color pattern.
Article Link - CotM Right 2006 Right June
Down Species Information
Size 76mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Tachysurus can be identified by an extrascapular without a laterosensory canal, and a pterotic with a broad lateral laminar expansion. It is among the most speciose catfish groups in East Asia and its members inhabit habitats ranging from fast-flowing hillstreams to large rivers.

Easily distinguished by its elongate body, long adipose fin and attractive colouration.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
General Remarks Found in hillstreams with moderate to swift current and a predominantly rocky bottom.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution Dongjiang drainage (part of the Zhujiang [Pearl River] drainage) in southern China.
China Waters, Zhujiang (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view data on a map.
IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.4 - 7.6
Temperature 16.0-23.0°C or 60.8-73.4°F (Show species within this range)
Down Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
Down Further Information
Reference Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica v. 4 (no. 2), pp 182 (English p. 183), Fig. 1
Registered Keepers There are 12 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is but a single wish to keep this species, see who wants what.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 9 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
Forum BBCode
Search for T. trilineatus
Look up Look up T. trilineatus on
Look up on Fishbase Look up T. trilineatus on Fishbase
Look up on Encyclopedia of Life Look up T. trilineatus on Encyclopedia of Life
Look up on Global Biodiversity Information Facility Look up T. trilineatus on Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Tachysurus trilineatus QR code LFS label creator
ARN ref:
Last Update 2014 Jun 05 10:24 (species record created: 2003 May 11 00:00)