|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemibagrus divaricatus Ng, HH & M Kottelat, 2013|
|Type Locality||Malaysia: Perak, Sungai Perak at Kampung Kenderong, 3 km from Gerik.|
|Pronunciation||HEM ee BAG russ|
|Etymology||From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. From the Latin divaricatus, meaning spread apart, in reference to the relatively large distance between the dorsal and adipose fins of this species.|
|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 divaricatus falls under the H. planiceps species group and can be identified by a short adipose fin base and a deep adipose fin.
|Distribution||Known from the Perak River drainage in western Peninsular Malaysia.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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 Jun 03 20:00 (species record created: 2013 Mar 07 04:37)|