|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemibagrus variegatus Ng & Ferraris, 2000|
|Type Locality||Tenasserim River, Myanmar|
|Pronunciation||HEM ee BAG russ - var ee gah tuss|
|Etymology||From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. The specific epithet comes from the Latin variegatus, meaning of different colors, in reference to the color pattern.|
|Size||121mm or 4.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Members of the genus Hemibagrus are bagrid catfishes that can attain standard lengths of up to 800 mm and are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent,Southeast and East Asia. Members of this genus have depressed heads,rugose head shields not covered by skin,a slender occipital process and moderately long adipose fins.
This species is easily distinguished by its mottled color pattern and moderately long adipose fin.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.|
|Distribution||Asia: known only from the Tenasserim river drainage in southern Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Tenasserim (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.|
|pH||6.0 - 7.2|
|Temperature||18.0-24.0°C or 64.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Prefers well-oxygenated water with a current.|
|Feeding||Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods. Will eat smaller fishes.|
|Furniture||Provide rocks and driftwood as hiding spaces.|
|Compatibility||Territorial and aggressive. Should be kept by itself, as tankmates that are too big to be eaten will be viciously attacked.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 52 (no. 11), pp 139, Fig. 12.|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 28 01:25 (species record created: 2003 Oct 07 00:00)|