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  • Tachysurus virgatus
  • Tachysurus virgatus
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Scientific Name Tachysurus virgatus  (Oshima, 1926)
Common Name
Type Locality Kachek River, about 40 miles above Kachek, Hainan Island, China.
Synonym(s) Aoria virgatus, Leiocassis virgatus, Pelteobagrus virgatus, Pseudobagrus virgatus
Pronunciation vir gah tuss
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Size 133mm or 5.2" 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.

Complete lateral line extended until the end of the caudal fin.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Asia: China and Viet Nam.
China Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Vietnam 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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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses v. 11 (no. 1), pp 4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 11:22 (species record created: 2004 Oct 27 00:00)