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Scientific Name Nanobagrus stellatus  Tan & Ng, 2000
Common Name
Type Locality Sungai Alai (from aquarium collectors), Jambi Province, Sumatra.
Pronunciation Nah no BAG russ - stell ah tuss
Etymology From the Latin, nanus, meaning dwarf and bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names. 
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Size 34mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The bagrid catfish genus Nanobagrus is found throughout Sundaic Southeast Asia. Members of the genus are diagnosed from other bagrid catfishes by their miniature adult size (maximum size under ca 45 mm SL); reduced supraoccipital process; reduced anterior nuchal-plate element; and posterior cranial fontanel large and prominent.Its members typically inhabit small, forested streams with a moderate current.

Body brown with three rows of cream-coloured spots located above, along and below lateral line.
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Distribution Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Natural History v. 34 (no. 2), pp 278, Fig. 5a.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 05 03:31 (species record created: 2004 Oct 12 00:00)