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Scientific Name Osteogeneiosus militaris  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name Soldier Sea Catfish
Type Locality Asia.
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Size 350mm or 13.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification It appears there is a Bornean variety that is yellowish in life, while Malaysian individuals, as per the species' scientific name, are slate blue.
General Remarks The species produces a thick mucus all over it's body especially around the head.
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Distribution Indo-West Pacific: west coast of India to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Singapore, Malacca, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, and Malaysia. Recorded from Pakistan.
Indian Ocean (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, West Pacific (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Found in both marine and brackish/freshwater.
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Feeding Feeds mainly on invertebrates and small fishes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1, pp 305.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 01:48 (species record created: 2005 Sep 30 00:00)