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  • Hemibagrus centralus
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Scientific Name Hemibagrus centralus  Mai, 1978
Common Name
Type Locality Quang Binh province, central Vietnam.
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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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.

Hemibagrus centralus falls in the H.pluriradiatus species group and can be identified by uniform a brown body,deep caudal peduncle and a long adipose fin separated from the base of the last dorsal fin ray.
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Distribution Known from Quang Binh province, Song Ngan Pho in Ha Tinh province, Song Thu Bon in Da Nang province, and Song Tra Khuc in Quang Ngai province (all in central Vietnam).
IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ng, HH & M Kottelat, 2013. Revision of the Asian catfish genus Hemibagrus Bleeker, 1862(Teleostei: Siluriformes: Bagridae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61: 205-291.
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Last Update 2013 May 27 19:40 (species record created: 2013 Mar 07 04:37)