|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudobagarius similis (Ng & Kottelat, 1998)|
|Type Locality||Knh Thuy Cai canal, 10 kilometers east of Vinh Long, at mouth of canal into Mekong River, Vietnam.|
|Pronunciation||sim ill iss|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is from the Latin similis, meaning alike, in reference to the similarity of this species to Pseudobagarius pseudobagarius.|
|Size||51mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Catfish of the genus Pseudobagarius are akysids with the snout extending well in front of the tip of lower jaw (which renders the mouth subterminal). The front and back nostrils are relatively large and closely set (separated only by the base of the nasal barbel). The caudal fin is deeply forked.
Easily distinguished by its strongly overhanging snout and indistinct, mottled coloration.
|Sexing||Males have a longer genital papilla.|
|Distribution||Known only from the Mekong River delta.
Mekong, Mekong Delta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||This is the only Pseudobagarius known from brackish water. It has been collected in brackish regions with a silt and sand bottom.|
|Feeding||Presumably as for other members of the genus.|
|Furniture||Probably best with a bottom of fine sand.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Journal of Natural History v. 32 (no. 7), pp 1074, Figs. 4e, 9, 13c.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 19 14:20 (species record created: 2006 Dec 09 04:05)|