Belodontichthys dinema (Bleeker, 1851)
Belodontichthys dinema
photo by Warren, T.

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Reports from the Mekong River basin are misidentifications of Belodontichthys truncatus.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-4; Anal soft rays: 85-96. Strongly compressed head and body. Upturned snout, profile concave above the eye. Dorsal small. Corner of mouth below eye level. Pectoral longer than head. Caudal fin with upper lobe slightly longer than lower lobe (Ref. 7050).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 May 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 16.05.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.05.09
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.08.01

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