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  • Nanobagrus torquatus
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Scientific NameNanobagrus torquatus  Thomson, López, Hadiaty & Page, 2008
Common Name
Type LocalityAir Rambang about 80 kilometers southwest of Palembang, Air Musi drainage, 3°33'02''S, 104°15'50''E, Sumatra Selatan, Sumatra, Indonesia.
PronunciationNah no BAG russ
EtymologyFrom the Latin, nanus, meaning dwarf and bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names. 
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IdentificationThe bagrid catfish genus Nanobagrus is found throughout Sundaic Southeast Asia. Members of the genus are diagnosed from other bagrid catfishes by their miniature adult size (maximum size under ca 45 mm SL); reduced supraoccipital process; reduced anterior nuchal-plate element; and posterior cranial fontanel large and prominent.Its members typically inhabit small, forested streams with a moderate current.

Differs from all species of the genus Nanobagrus by having a single distinct yellow/cream band around the body just behind the head
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DistributionAsia: Musi drainage in southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Musi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesProceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 157
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Jan 04 15:12 (species record created: 2008 Dec 06 10:01)