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Liobagrus reinii Hilgendorf, 1878

Image contributors to this species:

Nakamura, M; Keys to the Freshwater Fishes of Japan Fully Illustrated in Colors (1) Fishes of Mainland Southeast Asia (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory


Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13. Body elongated, anteriorly depressed, posteriorly laterally compressed. Mouth with 4 pairs of barbels. Scales not present on body. Pectoral and dorsal fins with spinous first ray. Adipose fins continuous with caudal fin. Posterior margin of caudal fin rounded. Remarks: Specimens captured from under cobbles and boulders, interstices in bedrock, and in clumps of roots of terrestrial vegetation along banks.

Common Name:



Liobagrus sugubii




Japan: Honshu, Skikoku and Kyushu Islands. Type locality: Lake Biwa, Japan.


10cm (4ins) TL.


18-22°C (63-71°F)




Katano, O., T. Nakamura, S. Yamamoto and S. Abe, 2005. Summer daytime habitat and population density of the torrent catfish, Liobagrus reini, in the Urano River. Ichthyol. Res. 52:60-56.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text).



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