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Scientific Name Heteropneustes kemratensis  (Fowler, 1937)
Common Name
Type Locality Kemrat [Kemarat], Thailand.
Etymology Heteropneustes: From the Greek heteros, meaning other and pneo, meaning to breathe; in reference to the ability of the fish to utilize atmospheric oxygen. This species is named after its type locality.
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Size 270mm or 10.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Heteropneustes kemratensis can be differentiated from H.fossilis by having more anal rays.
Sexing In dorsal or ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Tapi basins.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Tapi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 89, pp 133, Figs. 5-7.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 12 23:08 (species record created: 2012 Mar 20 06:06)