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Scientific Name Tachysurus tokiensis  (Döderlein, 1887)
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Type Locality River near Tokyo, Japan.
Synonym(s) Pseudobagrus aurantiacus tokiensis, Pseudobagrus tokiensis
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Size 113mm or 4.4" 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 Japan
Japan 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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 53 (1. abth.), pp 288 [32].
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Last Update 2021 Feb 13 09:09 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 18:57)