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  • Bagrichthys macropterus
  • Bagrichthys macropterus
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Scientific Name Bagrichthys macropterus  (Bleeker, 1854)
Common Name Glass Tail Catfish
Type Locality Moara kompeh, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Bagroides macropterus, Pseudobagrichthys macropterus
Pronunciation bag RICK thiss
Etymology Bagrichthys: From bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names, and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish. 
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the highly specialized and unusually-shaped bagrid catfish genus Bagrichthys Bleeker, 1858, live in large muddy rivers throughout Southeast Asia and are characterised by their elongate and laterally compressed caudal peduncle, the dorsally-directed serrations on the posterior edge of the dorsal-fin spine, gill membranes united but free from the isthmus, and a long adipose fin without a free posterior margin (Roberts, 1989).
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Distribution Asia: Thailand to Indonesia.
Thailand Waters (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 2018.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 5 (no. 3), pp 515.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 04:56 (species record created: 2007 Nov 30 17:05)