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Scientific Name Bagrichthys majusculus  Ng, 2002
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Type Locality Mun River at Ban Dan, 3 kilometers upstream from Mekong River confluence, Khong Chiam district, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand.
Pronunciation bag RICK thiss - mah juss kew luss
Etymology Bagrichthys: From bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names, and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish. 
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Size 160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the highly specialized and unusually-shaped bagrid catfish genus Bagrichthys Bleeker, 1858, live in large muddy rivers throughout Southeast Asia and are characterised by their elongate and laterally compressed caudal peduncle, the dorsally-directed serrations on the posterior edge of the dorsal-fin spine, gill membranes united but free from the isthmus, and a long adipose fin without a free posterior margin (Roberts, 1989).
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Distribution Asia: Thailand.
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Bang Pakong (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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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Folia Zoologica: international journal of vertebrate zoology. v. 51 (no. 1), pp 50, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 10:50 (species record created: 2005 Jun 01 00:00)