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  • Hemibagrus planiceps
  • Hemibagrus planiceps
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Scientific Name Hemibagrus planiceps  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name
Type Locality Java, Indonesia.
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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Size 335mm or 13.2" 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: Sumatra and Java, Indonesia. Reported from the Mekong basin.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14, pp 421.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 18 03:45 (species record created: 2013 Mar 07 04:39)