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Mystus singaringan (Bleeker, 1846) 

Image contributors to this species:

Jean-Francois Helias (4) Karel Zahrádka (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory


Relevant Information:

Vertebrae: 42 - 45. Uniform dark grey body; the adipose fin much longer than the anal fin and contiguous with the dorsal fin; very long barbels, with the maxillary barbels reaching to or beyond the caudal-fin base. Cranial fontanel extends to base of occipital process. Found in all types of lowland wetlands. Usually associated with slow-flowing, turbid waters and soft bottom. Adults feed on insect larvae, zooplankton and small fishes. Move into the flooded riparian forests during periods of high water and returns to rivers during November and December. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family.

Common Name:



Bagrus macronema, Hypselobagrus macronema, Bagrus singaringan




Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya River basins, and Sundaland. Type locality: Batavia (now Western Java).


30cm ( 12ins)


22-28°C (71-83°F)




Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (03/2006).
Rainboth, W.J. 1996 Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p.
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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