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Scientific Name Tachysurus vachellii  (Richardson, 1846)
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Type Locality Chikiang, China.
Synonym(s) Bagrus vachellii, Pelteobagrus vachellii, Pseudobagrus fangi, Pseudobagrus vachelli
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Size 210mm or 8.3" 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.
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 Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 15th meeting 1845, pp 284.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 11:26 (species record created: 2005 Nov 20 00:00)