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Scientific Name Mystus celator  Ng & Kottelat, 2023
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Type Locality Myanmar: Kachin State: Thein Lin Chaung at Thein Lin village, E of Bhamo, 24°11′1″N 97°15′30″E.
Pronunciation miss tuss
Etymology The generic name is probably derived from the Latin mystax, meaning moustache, in reference to the long barbels. It was first used by Scopoli in 1777 making it a very old genus that has included many catfishes from throughout the world at one time or another. The specific name comes from the Latin noun celator, meaning a concealer or hider, and is used in allusion to its close similarity to (and misidentification with) M. pulcher.
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Identification Fishes of the genus Mystus Scopoli are small to medium-sized bagrid catfishes occurring in South Asia. Roberts (1994) recognized Mystus to have an elongate cranial fontanel reaching up to the base of the occipital process, long maxillary barbel, very long adipose fin, 11–30 gill rakers on the first gill arch and 37–46 total vertebrae, about equally divided between abdominal and caudal regions. He included only eight species under the genus. Mo (1991) characterized the genus to have a thin needle-like first infraorbital, twisted and thickened metapterygoid loosely attached to the quadrate by means of ligament or a small extent of cartilage. Jayaram & Sanyal (2003) and Ferraris (2007) respectively listed 44 and 33 species of Mystus as valid.
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Distribution Known from the middle Irrawaddy River drainage in Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Easily adapts to a wide variety of frozen and prepared food in the aquarium. May eat very small fish. User data.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Vertebrate Zoology 73, 2023, 981–990.
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Last Update 2023 Nov 08 04:59 (species record created: 2023 Nov 02 06:23)