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  • Hexanematichthys sagor
  • Hexanematichthys sagor
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Scientific Name Hexanematichthys sagor  (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Name Sagor Sea Catfish
Type Locality Bengal estuaries.
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Size 450mm or 17.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Hexanematichthys sagor is the only ariid that has pronounced banding on the body in life.
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Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan, west and east coast of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indo-Australian Archipelago (but not occurring in Papua New Guinea or Australia). Also reported from China, and Philippines. Reports from eastern Africa and the Red Sea need confirmation.
IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges, pp 169, 376.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 12 23:11 (species record created: 2012 Jan 19 15:57)