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Leiocassis hosii Regan, 1906

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (3) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory


Relevant Information:

Treated as a synonym of Leiocassis micropogon or Leiocassis poecilopterus (as Liocassis hosii) in FERRARIS 2007, and a species of doubtful identity which needed further investigation. It is however recognised as a true species in the CAS and Fishbase databases. It looks different from the two aforementioned species, especially in the shape of the snout. Aquarium Care: Keep with species that are the same size or larger as this species can be predatory which is akin to most bagrids. Will only venture out during dusk or darkness. Put pipes or other hiding places for this fish as it will settle better with some place to retire to in daylight hours. Diet: Will eat most prepared foods, tablets, pellets, live and frozen foods etc. Especially fond of earthworms.

Common Name:



Liocassis hosii




Asia: Sumatra and Borneo, Malaysia . Type locality: Sibu, Sarawak state, Borneo, East Malaysia..


20cm ( 8ins)


18-28°C (63-83°F)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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