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Scientific Name Pseudomystus bomboides  Kottelat, 2000
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Type Locality Mekong basin, confluence of Nam Leuk and Nam Ngong, 18°22'04"N, 103°05'27"E, Vientiane Province, Laos.
Pronunciation SUE doh MIST uss
Etymology From the Greek pseudos, meaning lie, and mystus, a genus of bagrid catfishes. In reference to the overall similarity of the two genera. 
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Size 42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Members of the bagrid genus Pseudomystus are small- to mid-sized freshwater catfish endemic to Southeast Asia.Pseudomystus are commonly found in swamps and rivers throughout Southeast Asia. They can be differentiated from Leiocassis by a relatively short snout and a subterminal mouth. Many Pseudomystus have a color pattern of contrasting vertical bars or blotches.
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Distribution Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, and southeastern Thailand.

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of South Asian Natural History v. 5 (no. 1), pp 77, Fig. 69.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 26 16:11 (species record created: 2017 Nov 29 19:47)