All FishesBagridaePseudomystus

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Scientific NamePseudomystus bomboides  Kottelat, 2000
Common Name
Type LocalityMekong basin, confluence of Nam Leuk and Nam Ngong, 18°22'04"N, 103°05'27"E, Vientiane Province, Laos.
PronunciationSUE 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. 
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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.
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ReferencesJournal of South Asian Natural History v. 5 (no. 1), pp 77, Fig. 69.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Dec 07 07:34 (species record created: 2017 Nov 29 19:47)