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Scientific Name Chaca serica  Ng & Kottelat, 2012
Common Name
Type Locality Kahayan River drainage, Danau Tahai, Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo, Indonesia.
Pronunciation CHA kah
Etymology Chaca: The name comes from the local name of the fish, which is probably derived from the sound it makes when irritated. 
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Identification The species of the catfish genus Chaca are easily identified by their extremely large and severely dorsoventrally depressed head, caudal fin with greatly enlarged procurrent rays, and tuberculate skin, often with fimbriate skin flaps on the head and sometimes on the body. The genus forms the monotypic family Chacidae, whose phylogenetic affinities to other catfishes remains unclear despite numerous studies.
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Distribution Southern Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Southern Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, 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 Zootaxa No. 3258, pp 38, Figs. 2, 3a.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:20 (species record created: 2012 Apr 07 11:44)