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Scientific Name Hyalobagrus leiacanthus  Ng & Kottelat, 1998
Common Name Shadow Catfish
Type Locality Sungai Barito at Muara Laung, 0°35'34.6"S, 114°44'12.3"E, Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo, Indonesia.
Pronunciation HI ya low BAG russ - lay ah kan thuss
Etymology From the greek hyalos, meaning transparent, and bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names. The specific epithet comes from the Greek leios, meaning smooth and akanthos, meaning thorn, in reference to the smooth anterior edge of the pectoral spine.
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Size 37mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species is distinguished from all its congeners by having a relatively shorter adipose-fin base (6.5-10.2% SL vs. 10.6-15.7), a larger eye (eye diameter 35.0-38.9% HL vs. 19.7-34.9), a smooth (vs. partially serrated) anterior edge of pectoral spine, and the absence (vs. presence) of both a dark spot on anterior base of the adipose fin and a dark midlateral band running longitudinally along sides of body.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla.
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Distribution Asia: currently known only from the Kapuas and the Barito basins in central Borneo, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters, Kapuas (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)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
pH 5.0 - 6.2
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Little or no current preferred.
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Feeding Readily feeds on live/frozen foods and smaller-sized prepared foods such as micropellets, but shows a preference for the former.
Furniture They do best with plenty of shade (in the form of vegetation), so a heavily planted tank is the ideal setup for these fish.
Compatibility A peaceful, diurnal shoaling species that should be kept in groups of four or more individuals.
Breeding Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 9 (no. 4), pp 341, Fig. 9.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 12:36 (species record created: 2004 Oct 31 00:00)