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Silurichthys indragiriensis  Volz, 1904

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1) amiidae (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory  
 

Relevant Information:

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal soft rays: 45 - 56; Vertebrae: 46 - 50. Forked caudal fin with the upper lobe 1.4-1.6 times longer than the lower lobe; less convex snout when viewed laterally. Found in blackwater habitats associated with peat swamps. Feeds mainly on terrestrial insects and aquatic arthropods. Can be found hiding under leaf litter and is most active at night, swimming near the surface looking for food. Gravid females measured 3.7 cm SL, with ova relatively large (0.8 mm diameter).

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None 

Family:

Siluridaeycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: known at present from central Sumatra, Bintan, Bangka, Billiton and Peninsular Malaysia (Johor, Selangor, Perak, Trengganu). Type locality: Kwantang River, near Djapura (Indragari), Sumatra.

Size:

11cm. (4¼ins)

Temp:

22-26°C (71-79F)

p.H.

5.5-6.5.

Reference:

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.

 

 

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