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Hemiarius stormii (Bleeker, 1858)

Image contributors to this species:

Jian Ruilong (2)

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Relevant Information:

Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers and feeds mainly on invertebrates and small fishes. Differs from other species of family in Laos by having the head wider than deep. Pointed snout with conspicuous inferior mouth. Granulated palatine teeth. Breeding: In most , if not all species, the male carries the relatively large eggs in its mouth until hatching.

Common Name:

Armoured sea catfish


Cephalocassis stormii, Arius stormii, Tachysurus stormii


Ariidae mblycipitidae


Asia: Thailand to Indonesia. Type locality: Sumatra (Palembang), in flumine Mussi.


40cm. S.L. (16ins)


12-26°c (61 -79°f )


7.0 -8.5.


Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Kottelat, M.,
2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 08/2015 )
Nelson, Joseph S. 1994. Fishes of the World. Third edition. 600p.



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