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Scientific Name Pseudobagarius similis  (Ng & Kottelat, 1998)
Common Name
Type Locality Kinh Thuy Cai canal, 10 km east of Vinh Long, at mouth of canal into Mekong River, Vietnam
Synonym(s) Akysis similis
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.
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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.
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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.
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Feeding Presumably as for other members of the genus.
Furniture Probably best with a bottom of fine sand.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ng, HH & M Kottelat, 1998. The catfish genus Akysis Bleeker (Teleostei: Akysidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of six new species. J. Nat. Hist. 32: 1057-1097.
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Last Update 2010 Aug 01 05:06 (species record created: 2006 Dec 09 04:05)