Cat-eLog Right Arrow Amblycipitidae Right Arrow Liobagrus

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Scientific Name Liobagrus obesus  Son, Kim & Choo, 1987
Common Names Bull-head Torrent Catfish
Toongsari (Korean)
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. 
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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.
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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)
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.
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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.
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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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