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Scientific Name Phalacronotus apogon  (Bleeker, 1851)
Common Name
Type Locality Bandjarmasin, Borneo, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Kryptopterus apogon, Micronema apogon, Phalacronotus leptonema, Phalacronotus micropogon, Silurus apogon, Silurus leptonema, Silurus micropogon
Pronunciation air paw gone
Etymology From the Greek a- meaning without and pogon, meaning beard. In reference to the very small barbels in this species.
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification No dorsal fin; greatly reduced barbels (smaller than eye diameter or absent); body depth 5.7-7.0 times in SL; vomerine teeth in angular band; 75-91 anal-fin rays.
Sexing Males are more slender and have strong serrations on the posterior edge of the pectoral spine (females lack these serrations).
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Distribution Widely distributed throughout Southeast Asia.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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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Feeding Readily feeds on live/frozen foods and other prepared foods such as pellets. Will also eat fishes/shrimps.
Furniture This fish is fairly active and needs open spaces to swim in. Provide plenty of vegetation for it to hide in during the day.
Compatibility A predatory fish best kept alone.
Breeding Not reported in captivity. In mainland South-east Asia, this species spawns just prior to the rise in water levels and moves into the flooded riparian forests and probably out into the floodplains during high water levels. Young of the year are first seen in July and start to move back to the rivers in October, where they remain common until January.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indiëv. 2 - pp67
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Last Update 2008 Jun 08 17:21 (species record created: 2003 Jun 24 00:00)