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Scientific Name Leiocassis collina  Ng & Lim, 2006
Common Name
Type Locality Sungai Palum Tambun, tributary of Sungai Segama, upstream of Danum Valley Field Center, Segama River drainage, Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo.
Pronunciation Lee eye oh KAH siss
Etymology Leiocassis: From the Greek leios (smooth) and cassis (helmet); in reference to the covering of skin and muscle on the head of the fish. 
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Size 179mm or 7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The bagrid catfish genus Leiocassis is diagnosed by an elongate narrow head, prominently protruding snout, origin of the adductor mandibulae extending onto the cranial roof, prominent anterior process of the hypurapophysis, hypertrophied posterior process of the cleithrum, third pharyngobranchial bearing flanges on posterior and medial surfaces, and the branch of the supraorbital canal leading to the infraorbitals exiting from the frontal (Mo, 1991). The genus is known only from Sundaic Southeast Asia.
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Distribution Asia: Kalabakan and Segama river drainages in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 17 (no. 2), pp 166, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2018 Sep 17 16:47 (species record created: 2017 Mar 27 23:56)