Cat-eLog Right Arrow Chacidae Right Arrow Chaca

  • Chaca burmensis
Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Chaca burmensis  Brown & Ferraris, 1988
Common Name Red Frogmouth Cat
Type Locality Sittang River, Myanmar.
Pronunciation CHA kah
Etymology Chaca: The name comes from the local name of the fish, which is probably derived from the sound it makes when irritated. Specific epithet reflects that this fish comes from Burma (Myanmar).
Jump to next section Species Information
Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The species of the catfish genus Chaca are easily identified by their extremely large and severely dorsoventrally depressed head, caudal fin with greatly enlarged procurrent rays, and tuberculate skin, often with fimbriate skin flaps on the head and sometimes on the body. The genus forms the monotypic family Chacidae, whose phylogenetic affinities to other catfishes remains unclear despite numerous studies.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Asia: Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
References American Museum Novitates No. 2907
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is but a single registered keeper, view all "my cats" data.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 2 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
More on Chaca burmensis
Look up Look up Chaca burmensis on
BBCode (use in forum posts)
(species permalink)
Look up Fishbase Look up Chaca burmensis on Fishbase
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 7774 hits.
Last Update 2008 Jun 19 08:38 (species record created: 2008 Feb 29 12:29)