|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Liobagrus obesus Son, Kim & Choo, 1987|
|Common Names||Bull-head Torrent Catfish
|Type Locality||Kum River, Cho'gang-ri, Simch'on-myon, Yongdong, Ch'ungch'ongbug-do province, South Korea.|
|Pronunciation||lie oh BAG russ|
|Etymology||From the Greek, leios, meaning smooth, and bagrus, a name usually used for catfishes; in reference to the smooth head.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The adipose fin begins closer to the dorsal and an overall stockier appearance than the other Liobagrus species occurring in Korea.|
|Sexing||Presumably the same as other Liobagrus species. Males have broader head and females have a heavier body, especially during the breeding season (May to early June).|
|General Remarks||Listed as endangered in Korea and requires a permit to collect.|
|Distribution||Asia: Korea. Occurs in the Geum River and its tributaries on the West coast of Korea.
Korea Waters, Geum (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.5 - 7.5|
|Temperature||16.0-25.0°C or 60.8-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||This temperate water species can endure much colder temperatures than those listed for short periods of time.|
|Feeding||Nocturnal hunter feeding on small invertebrates and fish in the wild.|
|Furniture||In the wild, it is found in fast moving water among stones.|
|Suggested Tankmates||In the wild, it is found with many cold water loach species and Bitterlings.|
|Breeding||Unreported in captivity. Observation of wild specimens show the eggs to be more orange than yellow in appearance.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Korean Journal of Limnology v. 20 (no. 1), pp 22, Figs. 1, 5b Coloured Fishes of Korea, pp 193-194, Fig. p. 42 Endangered and Reserved Wild Species in Korea, p.116|
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|Last Update||2013 Sep 06 13:07 (species record created: 2013 Sep 06 11:11)|