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; brackish; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Asia: Manipur drainage in India, Irrawaddy and Sittang drainages in Myanmar and, Salween River in Thailand (Ref. 41209). Records from Laos refer to Hemibagrus wyckioides (Ref. 43281).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 94495); max. published weight: 80.0 kg (Ref. 9497)
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 51 - 54. Distinguished from its congeners by a unique combination of the following characters: length of dorsal-fin base 13.7-16.7% SL, dorsal to adipose distance 8.6-14.2% SL, interorbital distance 28.4-31.8% HL, eye diameter 9.2-11.3% HL and a rounded snout (Ref. 41209).
Occurs in deeper rocky areas and tree roots (Ref. 37771). Species caught throughout the year. Enters flooded forest during the months of high water (July-October). Feeds on fish, shrimps and crabs (Ref. 9497).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and C.J. Ferraris Jr., 2000. A review of the genus Hemibagrus in Southern Asia, with descriptions of two new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 52(11):125-142. (Ref. 41209)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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=0.01380 (0.00717 - 0.02656), b=3.02 (2.86 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.67 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (55 of 100) .