|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Hemibagrus spilopterus Ng & Rainboth, 1999|
|Type Locality||Bassac River at village of Prek Chey on Vietnamese border, 10°57'N, 105°06'E, Kandal, Cambodia.|
|Pronunciation||HEM ee BAG russ|
|Etymology||From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus.|
|Size||309mm or 12.2" 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.|
|Distribution||Asia: known only from the lower Mekong drainage in Cambodia.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 47 (no. 2), pp 562, Figs. 5, 7a, 8a.|
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|Last Update||2014 Aug 18 03:45 (species record created: 2013 Mar 07 04:41)|