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Scientific Name Hemibagrus microphthalmus  (Day, 1877)
Common Name Irrawaddy Mystus
Type Locality Irrawaddy River valley, Myanmar.
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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Size 1330mm or 52.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the genus Hemibagrus are bagrid catfishes that can attain standard lengths of up to 800 mm and are found in large rivers throughout the Indian subcontinent,Southeast and East Asia. Members of this genus have depressed heads,rugose head shields not covered by skin,a slender occipital process and moderately long adipose fins.
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Distribution Asia: Manipur drainage in India, Irrawaddy and Sittang drainages in Myanmar and, Salween River of Thailand. Recorded from Mekong River system in southern Laos.
Manipur (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Salween (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference The fishes of India Part 3, pp 446, Pl. 100 (fig. 4).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:27 (species record created: 2012 May 22 07:17)