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Pseudomystus bomboides  Kottelat, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Pseudomystus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335);  bomboides: From the Latin bombus (bumblebee) and the suffix -oides (alike), an allusion to the barred colour pattern..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, and southeastern Thailand.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body coloration dark greyish-brown with three pale whitish bars; a dark greyish-brown bar across caudal fin, a second one across each lobe, joined to the first one on the median rays; tip of caudal-fin lobes not produced into a filament; absence of supra-clavicular process; relatively large eyes (eye diameter 16.3-21.4 % of head length); relatively low adipose fin (adipose fin depth 4.2-6.9 %SL); hind margin of dorsal-fin spine almost smooth; relatively long maxillary barbels that extend past edge of opercle almost to beneath origin of dorsal fin (Ref. 36949). Body shallow, depth at dorsal fin origin equal to head width (Ref. 43281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kottelat, M., 2000. Diagnosis of a new genus and 64 new species of fishes from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Bagridae, Syngnathidae, Chaudhuriidae and Tetraodontidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):37-82. (Ref. 36949)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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