Chaca bankanensis Bleeker, 1852
Angler catfish
Chaca bankanensis
photo by Roberts, T.R.

Family:  Chacidae (Squarehead or angler catfish)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 7.19999980926514; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia, and Borneo.
Biology:  Found in swamp forest and streams with soft bottom, usually among leaf litter and aquatic vegetation (Ref. 56749). Feeds on fish and shrimps (Ref. 6868). Possesses a short dorsal spine which can inflict painful wounds (Ref. 6868).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 26 December 2019 (A3c) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.08.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 06.08.96

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