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Scientific Name Hemibagrus spilopterus  Ng & Rainboth, 1999
Common Name
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. 
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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.
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Distribution Asia: known only from the lower Mekong drainage in Cambodia.

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference 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)