This is a less common species
of Clupisomaopposed to
prateri.This species was described as Platytropius
sinensis. It has been variously assigned to Laides
(e.g. Rainboth 1996) and Clupisoma (e.g.
Ng 1999) before recent studies have confirmed its
status as a species of Clupisoma (see Ng
1999 and Chen et al. 2005).This
species is known throughout the Mekong River drainage
from southern China (Yunnan) to Viet Nam. It has also
been recorded from the Malay Peninsula (Pahang River;
Zakaria-Ismail 1992). Habitat: This
species inhabits slower-flowing stretches of the main
channels of rivers and larger streams, it is migratory,
and is considered highly vulnerable to impacts from
mainstream dams. Remarks:
Formerly in the Schilbeidae family.
Main stem of the Mekong as far upstream as Yunnan
Province, China. Also found in the Pahang River, Malaysia.
Type locality: Puer county, Xiaoganlanba,
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schilbid catfish genus Clupisoma from Myanmar, with
a redescription of Clupisoma prateri Hora (Osteichthyes:
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S, Praxaysonbath B, Phongsa K, Rangsiruji A, Shibukawa
K, Shimatani Y, So N, Suvarnaraksha A,
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