|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudomystus mahakamensis (Vaillant, 1902)|
|Common Name||Bornean Clown Catfish|
|Type Locality||Tepoe, Mahakam River, Borneo|
|Pronunciation||SUE doh MIST uss - ma hah kah man seess|
|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 type locality, the Mahakam River.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" 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.
This species is easily distinguished by its extremely slender body, highly depressed head and bold pattern of stripes.
|Sexing||Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.|
|Distribution||Southeast Asia: Sumatra and east Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, East Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||5.8 - 6.8|
|Temperature||22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 24 (note 1), pp 55, Figs. 4-5.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 18 19:56 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 11:44)|