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Scientific Name Tachysurus aurantiacus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Common Names Ariake Catfish
Ariake Cuttailed Bullhead
Type Locality Japan.
Synonym(s) Bagrus aurantiacus, Pelteobagrus ransonnettii, Pseudobagrus aurantiacus, Pseudobagrus ransonnettii
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Identification Tachysurus can be identified by an extrascapular without a laterosensory canal, and a pterotic with a broad lateral laminar expansion. It is among the most speciose catfish groups in East Asia and its members inhabit habitats ranging from fast-flowing hillstreams to large rivers.
Sexing Males have an elongate genital papilla in front of the anal fin.
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Japan Waters, Kyushu Island Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Fauna Japonica Parts 10-14, pp 227, Pl. 104 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2024 Jul 10 11:38 (species record created: 2024 Jul 01 12:47)