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Scientific NameTachysurus trilineatus  (Zheng, 1979)
Common NameHighway Catfish
Type LocalityMountain stream in Luofu Shan, Boluo Xian, Guangdong Province, China.
Synonym(s)Leiocassis trilineatus, Pseudobagrus trilineatus
Pronunciationtry lin knee ah tuss
EtymologyThe specific epithet comes from the Latin tres, meaning three and linea, meaning line; in reference to the color pattern.
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Size 76mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationTachysurus 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.
SexingMales have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
General RemarksFound in hillstreams with moderate to swift current and a predominantly rocky bottom.
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DistributionDongjiang drainage (part of the Zhujiang [Pearl River] drainage) in southern China.
China Waters, Zhujiang (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.4 - 7.6
Temperature16.0-23.0°C or 60.8-73.4°F (Show species within this range)
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ReferencesActa Zootaxonomica Sinica v. 4 (no. 2), pp 182 (English p. 183), Fig. 1
Registered Keepers(1) Silurus, (2) lordotterby, (3) scotty105, (4) jessey, (5) Atmichaels (k: 7), who also notes: "Lost one female. Added 4 juveniles April 2017", (6) Narelle (k: 3), (7) Jbottomfeeder, (8) chef.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2006 June
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Last Update2014 Jun 05 10:24 (species record created: 2003 May 11 00:00)