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). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Asia: Yangtze river, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 54.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115182); common length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840); max. published weight: 388.30 g (Ref. 115182)
soft rays: 11 - 13. Gray and brownish body, no spot. Barbels are of different lengths; nasal barbel reaches the middle of the eye, maxillary barbel reaches the base of the pectoral fin, the outer mandibular barbel reaches the gill edge, inner mandibular barbel is shorter than the outer one, but longer than the nasal barbel. Only one chamber in the swimming bladder. Adipose fin starts right behind the dorsal fin, till the base of the caudal fin. Caudal fin is 2/5 of the length of the adipose fin (Ref.33423)
Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. (Ref. 58032)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.00794 (0.00616 - 0.01024), b=2.93 (2.86 - 3.00), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (56 of 100) .