Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > 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; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam (Ref. 43281). Reported from the river systems of Maeklong, Chao Phraya, Peninsular and Southeast Thailand (Ref. 26336).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 44 - 46. Can be differentiated from its congeners by a unique combination of the following characters: head length 31.0-34.3% SL; dorsal to adipose distance 7.3-10.9% SL; length of dorsal-fin 27.3-30.8% SL; post-adipose distance 14.7-16.2% SL; interorbital distance 28.1-31.1% HL; presence of filamentous extensions on the first three dorsal-fin rays in adults (Ref. 38441). Depressed dorsal fin reaching adipose fin; adipose fin same color as body; body and fins a uniform dark brown; crenulate ridge along anterior edge of pectoral spine; 8 branched anal-fin rays (Ref. 12693). Elongated upper caudal lobe ending in a filament (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits slowly flowing or standing waters of the lower Mekong. Moves into flooded forests during periods of high water levels. Feeds on crustaceans and fishes. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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 (0.00440 - 0.02172), 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
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 38.8 [9.1, 219.5] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.617 [0.219, 1.867] mg/100g ; Protein = 15.6 [13.5, 17.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.4 [0.1, 1.1] g/100g ; Selenium = 56.6 [21.8, 141.0] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 114 [20, 694] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.39 [0.90, 2.31] mg/100g (wet weight);