|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chaca burmensis Brown & Ferraris, 1988|
|Common Name||Red Frogmouth Cat|
|Type Locality||Sittang River, Myanmar.|
|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).|
|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.|
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||American Museum Novitates No. 2907|
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|Last Update||2008 Jun 19 08:38 (species record created: 2008 Feb 29 12:29)|