Pseudomystus leiacanthus (Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)
Dwarf bumblebee catfish
Pseudomystus leiacanthus
photo by Ahmad, A.

Family:  Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Max. size:  6.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 3.5 - 4.5
Distribution:  Asia: Malay Peninsula to Borneo.
Biology:  Has been found only in peat swamps with very acidic (pH 3.5-4.5) and tannin-stained water (Ref. 40801). Occurs in well shaded forest streams with fast-flowing water and dense growth of submerged vegetation (Ref. 85309). A gregarious species which feeds on small aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 85309).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 September 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 16.05.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.10.10

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