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  • Pseudobagarius leucorhynchus
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Scientific NamePseudobagarius leucorhynchus  (Fowler, 1934)
Common NameBumble Bee Stream Catfish
Type LocalityChieng Mai, n. Thailand.
Synonym(s)Akysis leucorhynchus
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationCatfish of the genus Pseudobagarius are akysids with the snout extending well in front of the tip of lower jaw (which renders the mouth subterminal). The front and back nostrils are relatively large and closely set (separated only by the base of the nasal barbel). The caudal fin is deeply forked.

Distinguished from all its congeners by the following combination of characters: light-yellow snout with a sharp, contrasted edge discrete line demarcation; presence of 4-6 small serrae on the posterior edge of pectoral spine; head width 20.3-25.5% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 5.5-7.1% SL; length of anal-fin base 9.7-16.6% SL; length of nasal barbel 16-38% HL; 5 branchiostegal rays.
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DistributionAsia: Chao Phraya basin and southern Peninsular Thailand. Reported from the Mekong basin.
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Southern Thailand Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusData Deficient
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FurnitureRocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal.
CompatibilityIdeal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.
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ReferencesProc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.v. 86 - pp97 - Figs. 44-45
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2010 Jul 31 04:26 (species record created: 2006 Aug 11 04:33)