Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Bagridae
Etymology: Hemibagrus: Greek, hemi = the half + Mozarabic, bagre, Greek, pagros = a fish, Dentex sp. (Ref. 45335); divaricatus: Specific epithet is from the Latin 'divaricatus', meaning spread apart, in reference to the relatively large distance between the dorsal and adipose fins of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Perak River drainage in western Peninsular Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93057)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 51. Distinguished from all members in this species group except Hemibagrus gracilis and Hemibagrus velox in possessing a shorter adipose-fin base (11.1-15.5% SL vs. 15.1-21.1); the adipose fin is also relatively deeper compared to all species except Hemibagrus planiceps (maximum height 1.9-3.2 times in length of base vs. 2.9-6.0). Can be diagnosed from Hemibagrus gracilis in having a deeper caudal peduncle (7.3-8.0% SL vs. 6.2-7.5) and a smaller eye (11-17% HL vs. 17-21); from Hemibagrus velox in having a deeper caudal peduncle (7.3-8.0% SL vs. 6.2-7.6) and shorter inner mandibular barbels (37-44% HL vs. 42-57); from Hemibagrus bongan in having a smaller eye (11-17% HL vs. 16-20); from Hemibagrus lacustrinus in having a shorter adipose-fin base (11.1-15.5% SL vs. 18.8-20.4), a longer dorsal to adipose distance (15.4-17.6% SL vs. 7.6-10.9; adpressed dorsal fin not reaching vs. reaching origin of adipose fi n), and smaller eye (11-17% HL vs. 17-19); and from Hemibagrus planiceps in having a smaller interorbital distance (28-32% HL vs. 32-37), longer dorsal spine (12.3-12.9% SL vs. 8.3-11.7) and maxillary barbels (214-250% HL vs. 148-220) (Ref. 93057).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2013. Revision of the asian catfish genus Hemibragus Bleeker, 1862 (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Bagridae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 61(1):205-291. (Ref. 93057)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00432 - 0.02113), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .