Leiocassis aculeata Ng & Hadiaty, 2005
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Family:  Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Max. size:  12.19 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Alas River in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 14-14; Vertebrae: 38-39. Distinguished from congeners, except Leiocassis poecilopterus, in having the posterior tip of the supraoccipital process in contact with the nuchal plate. Further differs from L. micropogon in possessing a deeper body (19.8-20.8% SL vs. 10.0-18.9); and from L. poecilopterus in having a longer adipose fin (15.8-16.6% SL vs. 12.9-15.0) and longer dorsal (20.8% SL vs. 15.5-18.4) and pectoral spines (17.9-18.7 % SL vs. 14.5-17.5) (Ref. 55439).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 May 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.09.05
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 21.09.21
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 10.06.21

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