|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leiocassis hosii Regan, 1906|
|Common Name||Bumble Bee Cat|
|Type Locality||Sibu, Sarawak state, Borneo, East Malaysia|
|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||158mm or 6.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The bagrid catfish genus Leiocassis is diagnosed by an elongate narrow head, prominently protruding snout, origin of the adductor mandibulae extending onto the cranial roof, 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.|
|Distribution||Sumatra and Borneo
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 7) v. 18 (no. 103)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 04 12:43 (species record created: 2008 Mar 01 03:11)|