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  • Nanobagrus nebulosus
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Scientific Name Nanobagrus nebulosus  Ng & Tan, 1999
Common Name
Type Locality Sungai Kahang and trib. ca. 44.4 km from Mersing turnoff to Kluang, km 96 from Mersing to Batu Pahat (2°3.93'N, 103°31.58'E), Johor, Malaysia.
Pronunciation Nah no BAG russ
Etymology From the Latin, nanus, meaning dwarf and bagrus, the name of a catfish genus frequently used to form generic names. 
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The bagrid catfish genus Nanobagrus is found throughout Sundaic Southeast Asia. Members of the genus are diagnosed from other bagrid catfishes by their miniature adult size (maximum size under ca 45 mm SL); reduced supraoccipital process; reduced anterior nuchal-plate element; and posterior cranial fontanel large and prominent.Its members typically inhabit small, forested streams with a moderate current.

Large eyes (diameter of 14.1%-15.1% HL). Pectoral spine with 16 serrations on the posterior edge and 35 vertebrae. Body brown with 3 rows of cream-colored spots located (on both sides) above, along and below the lateral line.
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Distribution Asia: Malaysia.
Pacific, Malaysia Waters (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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References Zool. Studies v. 38 (no. 3) 357 Fig. 3a, 4a
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Last Update 2006 Nov 28 06:44 (species record created: 2006 Nov 25 12:26)