Pseudomystus moeschii (Boulenger, 1890)

Family:  Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 15-15. Distinguished from its congeners, except for P. carnosus and P. fumosus, by the presence of an enlarged and prominent process of the post-temporal (the "supraclavicular process" of previous authors), which is almost as long as the post-cleithral process; the presence of long hair-like epithelial projections on the skin and long tubular extensions of the sensory pores. Differs from P. carnosus and P. fumosus in having a more slender body (13.0-14.5%SL vs. 14.9-16.7) and possessing lighter colored patches on the body. It further differs from P. carnosus in having a rounded (vs. pointed) tip of the nuchal shield, and from P. fumosus in having less developed procurrent caudal rays that are evenly sloping along the anterior edges (Ref. 54514). Description: A v,10; V i,5 (Ref. 54514).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 May 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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