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  • Pseudomystus flavipinnis
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Scientific Name Pseudomystus flavipinnis  Ng & Rachmatika, 1999
Common Name
Type Locality Sungai Embaloh at Benua Marinus, Kalimantan Barat, Borneo.
Pronunciation SUE doh MIST uss - flah vee pin iss
Etymology From the Greek pseudos, meaning lie, and mystus, a genus of bagrid catfishes. In reference to the overall similarity of the two genera. 
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Identification Members of the bagrid genus Pseudomystus are small- to mid-sized freshwater catfish endemic to Southeast Asia.Pseudomystus are commonly found in swamps and rivers throughout Southeast Asia. They can be differentiated from Leiocassis by a relatively short snout and a subterminal mouth. Many Pseudomystus have a color pattern of contrasting vertical bars or blotches.
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Distribution Asia: Indonesia.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Raffles Bull. Zool. v. 47 (no. 1) 175 Fig. 5
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Last Update 2007 Sep 21 03:14 (species record created: 2002 Jun 13 00:00)