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Scientific Name Mystus falcarius  Chakrabarty & Ng, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Myitkyina market, Kachin State, Myanmar.
Pronunciation miss tuss
Etymology The generic name is probably derived from the Latin mystax, meaning moustache, in reference to the long barbels. It was first used by Scopoli in 1777 making it a very old genus that has included many catfishes from throughout the world at one time or another. 
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Size 190mm or 7.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Fishes of the genus Mystus Scopoli are small to medium-sized bagrid catfishes occurring in South Asia. Roberts (1994) recognized Mystus to have an elongate cranial fontanel reaching up to the base of the occipital process, long maxillary barbel, very long adipose fin, 11–30 gill rakers on the first gill arch and 37–46 total vertebrae, about equally divided between abdominal and caudal regions. He included only eight species under the genus. Mo (1991) characterized the genus to have a thin needle-like first infraorbital, twisted and thickened metapterygoid loosely attached to the quadrate by means of ligament or a small extent of cartilage. Jayaram & Sanyal (2003) and Ferraris (2007) respectively listed 44 and 33 species of Mystus as valid.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Asia: Irrawaddy and Salween river drainages as well as the shorter drainages in Myanmar.
Salween (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Feeding Easily adapts to a wide variety of frozen and prepared food in the aquarium. May eat very small fish. User data.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1093, pp 13, Figs. 3c, 7.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 08:07 (species record created: 2005 Dec 10 00:00)