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Scientific Name Tachysurus eupogon  Boulenger, 1892
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Type Locality Shanghai, China.
Synonym(s) Pelteobagrus eupogon, Pseudobagrus eupogon
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Size 200mm or 7.9" 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 Yangtze River basin, China.
China Waters, Yangtze (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 9 (no. 51)
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Last Update 2011 Feb 25 08:25 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 19:19)