|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudomystus leiacanthus (Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)|
|Common Name||Bumblebee Catfish|
|Type Locality||Indragiri [Kwantan] River, Ringat and Taluk, Sumatra, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||SUE doh MIST uss - lay ah kan thess|
|Etymology||From the Greek pseudos, meaning lie, and mystus, a genus of bagrid catfishes. In reference to the overall similarity of the two genera. The specific epithet comes from the Greek leios, meaning smooth and akantha, meaning thorn; in reference to the smooth dorsal spine.|
|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. |
Distinguished by the rounded caudal-fin lobes and short maxillary barbels (not longer than head).
Has sometimes been misidentified as P. rugosus.
|Sexing||Males are more slender and possess an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.|
|Distribution||Asia: Malay Peninsula to Borneo. |
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Singapore waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.|
|pH||5.6 - 6.6|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on live/frozen foods and other prepared foods such as pellets. User data.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of driftwood in a heavily-planted tank.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful, sociable species that is compatible with most fish. Ideal tankmates are other small Asian fish (barbs, rasboras, gouramies) in a biotope setup.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Durch Zentral-Sumatra. Von Alfred Maass... Berlin. v. 2, pp 536 , Pl. 2 (figs. 1-1a).|
|Registered Keepers||There are 19 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 28 05:41 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 11:44)|