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Scientific Name Hemibagrus velox  Tan & Ng, 2000
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Type Locality Sungai Dareh, Pulau Punjung market, Sumatera Barat, Sumatra.
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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Size 357mm or 14.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the genus Hemibagrus are bagrid catfishes that can attain standard lengths of up to 800 mm and are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent,Southeast and East Asia. Members of this genus have depressed heads,rugose head shields not covered by skin,a slender occipital process and moderately long adipose fins.
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Distribution Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Natural History v. 34 (no. 2), pp 272, Figs. 2-4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:38 (species record created: 2008 Jun 04 08:14)