|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leiocassis aculeata Ng & Hadiaty, 2005|
|Type Locality||Sungai Soraya, tributary of Sungai Alas, Aceh Province, Sumatra.|
|Pronunciation||Lee eye oh KAH siss|
|Etymology||Leiocassis: From the Greek leios (smooth) and cassis (helmet); in reference to the covering of skin and muscle on the head of the fish.|
|Size||122mm or 4.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The bagrid catfish genus Leiocassis is diagnosed by an elongate narrow head, prominently protruding snout, origin of the adductor mandibulae extending onto the cranial roof, prominent anterior process of the hypurapophysis, hypertrophied posterior process of the cleithrum, third pharyngobranchial bearing flanges on posterior and medial surfaces, and the branch of the supraorbital canal leading to the infraorbitals exiting from the frontal (Mo, 1991). The genus is known only from Sundaic Southeast Asia.|
|Distribution||Alas River basin, northern Sumatra
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Alas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 16 (no. 1), pp 84, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 06:41 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 05:46)|