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Scientific Name Pseudomystus sobrinus  Ng & Freyhof, 2005
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Type Locality Stream about 15 kilometers south of Tuy Hoa, 12°53'05"N, 109°23'70"E, Phu Yen Province, Vietnam.
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 62mm or 2.4" 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: Southeast Asia, Central Viet Nam.

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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 Copeia 2005 (no. 4), pp 745, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 15 12:33 (species record created: 2019 Jul 10 16:08)