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Silurus lithophilus (Tomoda, 1961)

Image contributors to this species:

Nakamura, M; Keys to the Freshwater Fishes of Japan Fully Illustrated in Colors (2)  

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

One of three species of Silurus that are in Japan. The rock catfish, S.lithophilus, the Biwi catfish, S. biwaensis and the far eastern catfish S. asotus.

Common Name:

Rock Catfish

Synonyms:

Parasilurus lithophilus

Family:

Siluridaeycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Lake Biwa and Lake Yogo, Japan. Type locality: Near Onoé, Lake Biwa-ko, Japan.

Size:

50cm. (20ins)

Temp:

10-20°C (47-67°F)

p.H.

6.0-8.0.

Reference:

Nakamura, M; Keys to the Freshwater Fishes of Japan Fully Illustrated in Colors. Hokuryukan, 1963.
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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