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: Danau Singkarak and upper Ombilin River in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93057)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 49 - 50. The following characters distinguished this species from all members of the Hemibagrus planiceps species group: dorsal to adipose distance 7.6-10.9% SL (vs. 10.6-17.6); adpressed dorsal fin reaching (vs. not reaching the origin of the adipose fin) and (except for H. bongan and H. planiceps) adipose-fin base 18.8-20.4% SL (vs. 11.1-17.9). Can be further distinguished from H. bongan in having body depth at anus 12.2-13.6% SL (vs. 9.5-12.9), and from H. divaricatus in having maximum height of adipose fin 4.1-6.0 times in length of base (vs. 1.9-3.2) and eye diameter 17-19% HL (vs. 11-17). Differs further differs from H. gracilis in having caudal peduncle depth 7.3-8.1% SL (vs. 6.2-7.6) and vertebrae 49-50 (vs. 50-52) and H. planiceps in having interorbital distance 30-32% HL (vs. 32-37) and vertebrae 49-50 (vs. 47-49) (Ref. 93057).
The upper Ombilin River where this species occupies is relatively swift flowing, with a substrate of gravel and rock. Believed to inhabit inshore areas of the lake, Danau Singkarak. Sympatric with Hemibagrus velox (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00438 - 0.02182), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), 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. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .