|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Wallagonia maculatus Inger & Chin, 1959|
|Common Name||Spotted Helicopter Catfish|
|Type Locality||Kinabatangan R. at Deramakot, Kinabatangan Dist., Malaysia. Borneo.|
|Pronunciation||mak yoo lat uss|
|Etymology||The specific epithet comes from the Latim maculatus, meaning spot, in reference to the dark blotches on the sides of the body.|
|Size||1000mm or 39.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||It can be distinguished from W. leerii and W. micropogon in having a paler body with a series of distinct dark blotches on the sides of the body below the lateral line.|
|Sexing||Males have a more slender genital papilla immediately in front of anus.|
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, East Borneo Waters, North Eastern Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Will eat only live foods (fish or frogs) at first, but can be trained to take strips of raw meat.|
|Furniture||Large driftwood as a hiding place desirable, although not necessary. Bare tank makes cleaning easier.|
|Compatibility||A solitary predator, will attempt to eat any tankmates.|
|Breeding||Not known and impossible in the home aquarium, given its size.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Fieldiana Zool.v. 39 (no. 27) - pp279|
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|Last Update||2019 Jun 24 18:16 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)|