|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leiocassis poeciloptera (Valenciennes, 1840)|
|Common Names||Bumble Bee Cat |
|Type Locality||Hebak River, Java, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||Lee eye oh KAH siss|
|Etymology||Leiocassis: From the Greek leios (smooth) and cassis (helmet); in reference to the covering of skin and muscle on the head of the fish.|
|Size||170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The bagrid catfish genus Leiocassis is diagnosed by an elongate narrow head, prominently protruding snout, the origin of the adductor mandibulae extending onto the cranial roof, the prominent anterior process of the hypurapophysis, hypertrophied posterior process of the cleithrum, third pharyngobranchial bearing flanges on posterior and medial surfaces, and the branch of the supraorbital canal leading to the infraorbitals exiting from the frontal (Mo, 1991). The genus is known only from Sundaic Southeast Asia. |
L. poeciloptera is visually indistinguishable from L. micropogon. Identifying them to species requires that you establish whether the supraoccipital process reaches to the anterior nuchal element (L. poeciloptera) or not (L. micropogon). This is impossible in photographs, although typically L. micropogon appears to be more commonly encountered than L. poeciloptera.
|Distribution||Asia: Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. |
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14, pp 431.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 08 11:27 (species record created: 2005 Dec 10 00:00)|