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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.
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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.
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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)

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pH 6.4 - 7.6
Temperature 16.0-23.0°C or 60.8-73.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica v. 4 (no. 2), pp 182 (English p. 183), Fig. 1
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Last Update 2014 Jun 05 10:24 (species record created: 2003 May 11 00:00)