All FishesBagridae ⇒ The genus Pseudomystus

Hop to next section Summary of Pseudomystus
PronouncedSUE doh MIST uss
EtymologyFrom the Greek pseudos, meaning lie, and mystus, a genus of bagrid catfishes. In reference to the overall similarity of the two genera.
IdentificationMembers of the bagrid genus Pseudomystus are small- to mid-sized freshwater catfish endemic to Southeast Asia.Pseudomystus are commonly found in swamps and rivers throughout Southeast Asia. They can be differentiated from Leiocassis by a relatively short snout and a subterminal mouth. Many Pseudomystus have a color pattern of contrasting vertical bars or blotches.
SizeSmallest 42mm, largest 150mm, average 98mm, most commonly 150mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 9 "species" in the database
Keepers7 species (77%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Hop to next section Most Kept Species
1. Pseudomystus siamensis (67.31%)
2. Pseudomystus leiacanthus (14.42%)
3. Pseudomystus cf. stenomus (7.69%)
4. Pseudomystus funebris (3.85%)
5. Pseudomystus heokhuii (3.85%)
6. Pseudomystus stenogrammus (1.92%)
7. Pseudomystus mahakamensis (0.96%)

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Hop to next section Distribution of selected Pseudomystus species