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  Pseudomystus leiacanthus (Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)
  Family Name : Bagridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Fish)

  Common Names : Dwarf Bumblebee Catfish

 
Dwarf Bumblebee Catfish
  • Description
    • Description :
      A small, brown catfish with three yellow bars on the body and a dark brown bar each across the dorsal, anal and caudal fins. Adipose fin large. Caudal fin forked with rounded lobes. Four pairs of relatively short barbels around the mouth.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Well shaded forest streams with fast-flowing water and dense growth of submerged vegetation. This bottom dwelling, gregarious species feeds on small aquatic invertebrates.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Freshwater
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, known only from the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and discovered there only in the 1990s. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Degradation of forest stream habitat.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      This attractively marked species has potential as an ornamental fish.
      Conservation Notes :
      Continued protection of its natural habitat in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve from human impacts.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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