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Scientific Name Tachysurus similis  (Nichols, 1926)
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Type Locality Min River, near Nanping, Fukien [Fujian] Province, China.
Synonym(s) Leiocassis similis
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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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China Waters, Fujian coastal waters, Minjiang (Fujian) (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 American Museum Novitates No. 214, pp 1, Fig. 1.
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