Cranoglanis bouderius (Richardson, 1846)
Cranoglanis bouderius
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Family:  Cranoglanididae (Armorhead catfishes)
Max. size:  43 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,200.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Kwangsi-Province in China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 28-29. No scale, straight and complete lateral line. Short dorsal fin, the highest ray almost equals the length of the head. Long maxillary barbel reaches to the middle of the pectoral fin. Swimming bladder is heart-shaped, divided into three chambers. Olive colored body, gradually become white starting from the stomach. All fins white gray (Ref. 40536).
Biology:  Found in river bottom with clear water flows. Lives on shrimps and small fishes. Fish delicious and main edible of the Zhujiang River valley (Ref. 45563).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 (A2ae+4ae) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 24.03.98
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 28.03.03

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