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Scientific Name Hemibagrus guttatus  (Lacepède, 1803)
Common Name
Type Locality China.
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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Size 570mm or 22.4" 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: Nam Xam and Nam Ma basins in Laos and Red River basin in Viet Nam and Yunnan, southeastern China.
IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepéde) v. 5, pp 96, 111.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 14 05:54 (species record created: 2013 Mar 07 04:38)