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Somalia catfish

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Siluriformes
Genus  Bagrus
Higher classification  Bagrus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bagridae
Scientific name  Bagrus urostigma
Rank  Species
Similar  Catfish, Bagrus, Bagridae

The Somalia catfish (Bagrus urostigma) is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) in the family Bagridae. The Somalia catfish is native to the Giuba River in Somalia.

This species has four pairs of barbels. The maxillary barbels reach to the middle of the adipose fin in juveniles and to the middle of the dorsal fin in the adult. The caudal fin is forked, with the upper lobe longer than the lower. The pectoral fin spine is very strong, prominent, and strongly serrated on the inner side. The fish is reddish brown above, yellowish white beneath, and the caudal fin dotted with black. This species grows to 72.0 centimetres TL.

References

Somalia catfish Wikipedia


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