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  • Leiocassis aculeata
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Scientific Name Leiocassis aculeata  Ng & Hadiaty, 2005
Common Name
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. 
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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.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)