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  • Encheloclarias curtisoma
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Scientific Name Encheloclarias curtisoma  Ng & Lim, 1993
Common Name Bladefin Catfish
Type Locality Blackwater stream, peat swamp forest at 39 km milestone on road to Tanjong Malim from Sungei Basar, Selangor, Malaysia.
Pronunciation en che low klar ee ass.
Etymology Greek, enchelys, = eel + see under Clarias 
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Size 82mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Catfishes of the genus Encheloclarias are restricted to the blackwater habitats of Sundaic Southeast Asia. They are the most poorly-known of Asian clariid catfishes and are easily distinguished from Asian Clarias by the presence of a moderately long adipose fin that is not supported by extensions of the neural spines.
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Asia: known so far from Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia.
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters, Selangor (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Critically Endangered
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Furniture Occurs in a stream about 3 m wide and half a meter deep in a peat swamp forest. The stream has a soft and peaty substrate, covered with large pieces of wood and submerged branches.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 4 (no. 1), pp32, Figs. 9-10.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 25 15:33 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 02:53)