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Scientific Name Silurus tomodai  Hibino & Tabata, 2018
Common Names Tomoda’s Catfish
Tanigawa-namazu (International)
Type Locality Kushida River system, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Pronunciation See loo russ
Etymology From the Greek silouros which is the name of the fish. The scientific name tomodai honours Dr. Yoshio Tomoda, the author of “Two New Catfishes of the Genus Parasilurus found in Lake Biwa-ko” (1961).
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Size 514mm or 20.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Japan Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Furniture A hillstream species that generally inhabits the upland portions of streams rather than their alluvial-fans, taking refuge under large stones or cavities in the rocky bed.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 4459 (no. 3), pp 509, Figs. 2, 3a, 4a-c, 5, 6a, 7, 8a-c, 9a, 13a, 14a.
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Last Update 2020 Jun 29 09:11 (species record created: 2018 Aug 15 21:07)