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Scientific Name Tachysurus adiposalis  (Oshima, 1919)
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Type Locality Tamsui River near Shinten, Taiwan.
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Size 140mm or 5.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Tachysurus can be identified by an extrascapular without a laterosensory canal, and a pterotic with a broad lateral laminar expansion. It is among the most speciose catfish groups in East Asia and its members inhabit habitats ranging from fast-flowing hillstreams to large rivers.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Distribution Asia: Taiwan and China.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, 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 Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 12 (nos 2-4), pp 181, Pl. 48 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2021 Jan 10 07:52 (species record created: 2021 Jan 09 16:02)