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  • Hemibagrus vietnamicus
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Scientific Name Hemibagrus vietnamicus  Mai, 1978
Common Name
Type Locality Mountain streams in North Vietnam.
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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Identification Members of the genus Hemibagrus are bagrid catfishes that can attain standard lengths of up to 800 mm and are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent,Southeast and East Asia. Members of this genus have depressed heads,rugose head shields not covered by skin,a slender occipital process and moderately long adipose fins.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Asia: Viet Nam.
Vietnam waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Freshwater Fish Vietnam 252 Fig. 115
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Last Update 2014 May 20 21:01 (species record created: 2005 Nov 04 00:00)