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  • Tachysurus argentivittatus
  • Tachysurus argentivittatus
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Scientific Name Tachysurus argentivittatus  (Regan, 1905)
Common Name
Type Locality Canton, Cungkun, China.
Synonym(s) Leiocassis argentivittatus, Macrones argentivittatus, Mystus argentivittatus, Mystus mica, Pelteobagrus argentivittatus, Pseudobagrus argentivittatus
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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 China.
China Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Russian Waters, Amur (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Russian Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 7.0 - 7.5
Temperature 20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters 10-20 dH.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Rev. Suisse Zool. v. 13 390 Pl. 5 (fig. 2)
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Last Update 2013 Sep 04 01:53 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)