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Scientific Name Ceratoglanis scleronema  (Bleeker, 1862)
Common Name
Type Locality Krawang, Java, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Hemisilurus scleronema
Etymology From the Greek keratos, meaning horn and glanis, meaning catfish. The specific name comes from the Greek skleros, meaning hard and nema, meaning thread. Both names refer to the stiff, hooked maxillary barbels characteristic of this genus.
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Size 440mm or 17.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Differ from the only other congener, C. pachynema, in having more fin-rays, smaller eye, and mature males with membranous extensions only on the front edge of the maxillary barbel.
Sexing Males have membranous extensions to the maxillary barbels and prominent serrations on the posterior edge of the pectoral spine, which females lack.
General Remarks This species is nearly impossible to maintain in the home aquarium. It requires vast amounts of swimming room, and experience in the field indicates that it is extremely sensitive to shock, dying very quickly after capture.
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Distribution Asia: Citarum drainage in Java, the Batang Hari and Siak drainages in Sumatra, the Pahang drainage in Peninsular Malaysia and the Baram, Barito, Kapuas, and Rejang drainages in Borneo (Ref. 38651). Reported from the Mekong basin in Thailand (Ref. 9648).
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters, Kapuas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indonesian Waters, Citarum (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Batang Hari (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Siak (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters, Pahang (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Barito (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Baram (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Rajang (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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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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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Atlas Ichthyol. v. 2 - pp93 - Pl. 101 (Silur. Pl. 53)
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Last Update 2007 Mar 09 08:31 (species record created: 2004 Feb 27 00:00)