|Cat-eLog Data Sheet
|Mystus celator Ng & Kottelat, 2023
|Thein Lin Chaung at Thein Lin Village, east of Bhamo, Kachin State, Myanmar, 24°11'1"N, 97°15'30"E.
|The generic name is probably derived from the Latin mystax, meaning moustache, in reference to the long barbels. It was first used by Scopoli in 1777 making it a very old genus that has included many catfishes from throughout the world at one time or another. The specific name comes from the Latin noun celator, meaning a concealer or hider, and is used in allusion to its close similarity to (and misidentification with) M. pulcher.
|Fishes of the genus Mystus Scopoli are small to medium-sized bagrid catfishes occurring in South Asia. Roberts (1994) recognized Mystus to have an elongate cranial fontanel reaching up to the base of the occipital process, long maxillary barbel, very long adipose fin, 11–30 gill rakers on the first gill arch and 37–46 total vertebrae, about equally divided between abdominal and caudal regions. He included only eight species under the genus. Mo (1991) characterized the genus to have a thin needle-like first infraorbital, twisted and thickened metapterygoid loosely attached to the quadrate by means of ligament or a small extent of cartilage. Jayaram & Sanyal (2003) and Ferraris (2007) respectively listed 44 and 33 species of Mystus as valid.
|Known from the middle Irrawaddy River drainage in Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Easily adapts to a wide variety of frozen and prepared food in the aquarium. May eat very small fish. User data.
|There is no breeding report.
|Vertebrate Zoology v. 73, pp 982, Figs. 2, 6, 7.
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2024 Feb 11 02:20 (species record created: 2023 Nov 02 06:23)