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  • Pseudobagarius leucorhynchus
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Scientific Name Pseudobagarius leucorhynchus  (Fowler, 1934)
Common Name Bumble Bee Stream Catfish
Type Locality Chieng Mai, northern Thailand.
Synonym(s) Akysis leucorhynchus
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Catfish 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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Distribution Asia: 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 Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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Furniture Rocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal.
Compatibility Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 86, pp 97, Figs. 44-45.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 10:47 (species record created: 2006 Aug 11 04:33)