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Scientific Name Tachysurus nitidus  (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874)
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Type Locality Chang Jiang [Yangtze River], China.
Synonym(s) Leiocassis nitidus, Pelteobagrus nitidus, Pseudobagrus nitidus
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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.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Asia: Yangtze -Kiang, China. Reported from South Korea.
China Waters, Yangtze (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris (Zoologie et Paléontologie) (Sér. 6) v. 1 (art. 5), pp 5.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 14:17 (species record created: 2003 Aug 27 00:00)