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Scientific Name Heteropneustes microps  (Günther, 1864)
Common Name Kleiner Speichenwels (Germany)
Etymology Heteropneustes: From the Greek heteros, meaning other and pneo, meaning to breathe; in reference to the ability of the fish to utilize atmospheric oxygen. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing In dorsal or ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Asia: known to be endemic to Sri Lanka, but recorded from India.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:50 (species record created: 2013 Sep 07 11:32)