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  • Helicophagus leptorhynchus
  • Helicophagus leptorhynchus
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Scientific Name Helicophagus leptorhynchus  Ng & Kottelat, 2000
Common Name
Type Locality Mun River at Bung Wai, about 7 kilometers west of Ubon Ratchathani, 15°12'30''N, 104°47'30''E, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand.
Etymology From the Greek leptos (slender)and rhynchos (snout), in reference to the relatively slender snout of this species.
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Size 472mm or 18.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong River drainages in Indochina.
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (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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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Feeding Gut contents of wild-caught specimens include primarily gastropod and bivalve mollusks. Food selection varies with age and size: Younger, smaller fish eat gastropods; as fish grow, food choice expands to include bivalves (Grudpan et al., 2016).
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 48 (no. 1).
Grudpan, C. et al. 2016. Kasetsart University Fisheries Research Bulletin, 40, pp. 26-38..
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Last Update 2016 Apr 25 13:34 (species record created: 2008 Jun 24 18:31)