Hemibagrus guttatus (Lacep├Ęde, 1803)
photo by Yang, L.

Family:  Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Max. size:  73.1 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,892.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Nam Xam and Nam Ma basins in Laos and Red River basin in Viet Nam and Yunnan, southeastern China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 10-16; Vertebrae: 53-53. Smooth head, covered by thin membrane. The maxillary barbel could reach pelvic fin. Well developed adipose fin, about 3 times the length of the dorsal fin, starting from near the back of the dorsal fin. Body nude without scale. Complete lateral line from the head till the caudal fin. Light brownish in color, white in stomach (Ref.33423). Body with a few scattered black spots (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Adults inhabit large rivers, with current (Ref. 43281). Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 January 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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