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  • Hemibagrus filamentus
  • Hemibagrus filamentus
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Scientific Name Hemibagrus filamentus  (Fang & Chaux, 1949)
Common Name
Type Locality Cambodia.
Pronunciation HEM ee BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek hemi- meaning half and bagrus, the catfish genus. 
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Size 500mm or 19.7" 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: Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. Reported from the river systems of Maeklong, Chao Phraya, Peninsular and Southeast Thailand.
IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 2) v. 21 (no. 2), pp 200, Fig. 4.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 18 03:45 (species record created: 2013 Mar 07 04:42)