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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: known only from the lower Mekong drainage in Cambodia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38441)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 43 - 44. Can be differentiated from its congeners by a unique combination of the following characters: adipose fin short (length of adipose-fin base 11.3-12.7% SL; 1.72-2.20 times maximum adipose height) with a steep anterior margin (length of adipose-fin base and a distinct black spot on the posterior half); head width 20.6-23.4% SL; dorsal to adipose distance 12.7-16.2% SL; and absence of filamentous extensions on the first three dorsal-fin rays in adults.
Feeds on exogenous insects, aquatic insect larvae, shrimps and other crustaceans, as well as fishes. In Cambodian Mekong, it moves into flooded forest to spawn and the young are first observed in August, with the adults returning to rivers in November and December.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and W.J. Rainboth, 1999. The bagrid catfish genus Hemibagrus (Teleostei: Siluriformes) in central Indochina with a new species from the Mekong River. Raffles Bull. Zool. 47(2):555-576. (Ref. 38441)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.01072 (0.00410 - 0.02802), b=2.97 (2.74 - 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) .