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  • Tachysurus kyphus
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Scientific Name Tachysurus kyphus  Mai, 1978
Common Name
Type Locality Ky Phu stream in Dai tu district, Thai Nguyen Province, N. Vietnam.
Synonym(s) Pelteobagrus kyphus, Pseudobagrus kyphus
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Size 73mm or 2.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Tachysurus can be identified by an extrascapular without a laterosensory canal, and a pterotic with a broad lateral laminar expansion. It is among the most speciose catfish groups in East Asia and its members inhabit habitats ranging from fast-flowing hillstreams to large rivers.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Northern Vietnam; Yunnan Provice and Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region, China.
China Waters, Yunnan Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
China Waters, Guangxi Zhuangzu Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Vietnam waters, Northern Vietnam Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Identification of the fresh-water fishes of North Viet Nam. v. 1
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Last Update 2011 Feb 25 08:26 (species record created: 2009 May 09 11:38)