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  • Tachysurus tenuis
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Scientific Name Tachysurus tenuis  (Günther, 1873)
Common Name
Type Locality Shanghai, China.
Synonym(s) Macrones tenuis, Pseudobagrus tenuis
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Size 360mm or 14.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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 Asia: Shanghai, China.
China Waters, Shanghai Area Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 12 (no. 69) (art. 31), pp 244.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 10:47 (species record created: 2005 May 23 00:00)