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Pseudomystus stenogrammus Ng & Siebert, 2005

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Dave Rinaldo (1) Hendra Tommy (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 17 - 18; Vertebrae: 44 - 45. Easily distinguished from all other species of the genus by a pigmentation pattern of a light, midlateral stripe on a dark background instead of either a uniform color pattern in adults (Pseudomystus inornatus and P. robustus) or a colour pattern of light, transverse bands and/or blotches on a dark background (all other species). Also differs from all other congeners by a strongly depressed head and deeply forked caudal fin with very long, lanceolate lobes, strongly asymmetric, upper lobe longest (vs. moderately depressed head and caudal fins with triangular lobes that are subequal, with upper lobe slightly longer). Aquarium Care: Can be kept in a community tank but would watch if housing an adult with smaller Characins or Livebearers as they could be picked of at night when it starts cruising the tank. Diet: Any good food that would reach into their hiding places during the day or feed at night with the lights out, tablet food, worms and frozen bloodworm.

Common Name:







Asia: Barito River basin, southern Borneo. Type locality: Borneo: Kalimantan Tengah, Sungai Laung at Dessa Marwei.


13cm ( 5ins)


21-26°C (70-79°F)




Ng, H.H. and D.J. Siebert, 2005. Pseudomystus stenogrammus, a new species of bagrid catfish from Borneo (Teleostei, Bagridae). Zootaxa 813:1-7.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version.



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