All FishesAmblycipitidaeLiobagrus

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Scientific Name Liobagrus somjinensis  Park & Kim, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Somjin River, 35°18'45"N, 127°15'56"E, Geumji-myeon, Namwon-sim Jellabuk-do, South Korea.
Pronunciation lie oh BAG russ
Etymology From the Greek, leios, meaning smooth, and bagrus, a name usually used for catfishes; in reference to the smooth head. 
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Breeding Yellowish-orange eggs, enclosed in a sticky membrane, are laid inside a cave and guarded by the male. The fry hatch with a large yolk sac still attached and it is best to raise them in fine mesh net suspended in the water column to prevent infection. Once the yolk sac is absorbed, the large fry are greedy eaters and will take any any food from prepared flakes and powders to newly hatched brine shrimp.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Dec. 2010], pp 346, Figs. 1-2 [Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 21 (no. 4).
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Last Update 2018 May 23 10:59 (species record created: 2018 May 20 16:49)