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  • Leiocassis hosii
  • Leiocassis hosii
  • Leiocassis hosii
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Scientific Name Leiocassis hosii  Regan, 1906
Common Name Bumble Bee Cat
Type Locality Sibu, Sarawak state, Borneo, East Malaysia
Synonym(s) Liocassis hosii
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. 
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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.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)