Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Silurichthys

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Scientific Name Silurichthys phaiosoma  (Bleeker, 1851)
Common Name
Type Locality Sambas, western Borneo, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Silurus phaiosoma
Pronunciation Seel loo reek thees
Etymology From Silurus and the Greek ichthyos, meaning fish; in reference to the general resemblance to members of the genus Silurus
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: known only from northwestern Borneo. Reported from the Mekong basin.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 4.0 - 5.0
Other Parameters Found in tannin stained, acidic blackwater, in lowland streams and peat.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 2, pp428.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 11:04 (species record created: 2008 May 03 03:45)